Christopher loves to explore. “Christopher is a little bit of a daredevil,” says foster dad Eric. “He is actually very adventurous, despite lacking the ability to see.” Although blind since birth, Christopher, 8, still loves to climb furniture, zip down a slide or soar in a playground swing. His favorite activity, however, is a little more mellow. “Christopher is just a very sweet, loving boy,” says foster mom Sarah. “His favorite thing to do it cuddle. “He is a cuddle bug.”
Christopher is non-verbal, but has a growing awareness of the world around him. “I think he understands more than anyone understands,” says Sarah. “If you say something funny, he will laugh. I feel that Christopher has a very good sense of humor. He is laughing and happy a lot of the time.” And he is on the go a lot of the time to a variety of therapy sessions related to development and medical issues.
“Christopher does have a lot of medical needs, but he does have a really great support system in place,” says Sarah, adding that the support system includes in-home visits from a nurse. All the services will follow Christopher to his forever family. Christopher would do best in a two-parent family without young children. Adding Christopher to the family will add laughter to the home, Eric says. “He has a very infectious laugh.”
For more information about Christopher, please contact AASK at (602) 930-4900 or via e-mail at Info@aask-az.org.