Sheelove is one of the kids at the D2C home in Cayes Jacmel, Haiti. She had been living with her grandmother after her mother died, and was suffering from severe malnutrition and parasites. She was significantly underweight and undersized when she arrived at the D2C home.
Now, 2 years later, Sheelove is healthy but still a little peanut. And what a firecracker she is!
Sheelove is a little girl with a big personality. She is silly and funny and goofy. She enjoys playing tag and running around; she is a natural mimic- she mimicked everything Carli, one of the volunteers on the Nov 2014 SEVA trip said. Carli started calling her "little parakeet".
Don't leave your hat or sunglasses unattended- they will end up with Sheelove. (Sometimes she wears multiple hats and sunglasses at the same time) Quite a fashionista!
And can little Sheelove dance! She gets moving, and it's like she's made of music. One of the activities the girls in the home attend is a weekly dance class in town. The girls love it. That's one of the wonderful things I noticed about the D2C home- it's not just about providing the bare basics of food, clothing and shelter. It's about providing the kids with opportunities to explore their creativity and express their own unique qualities and personalities - just as you would with your own kids.
That's what a contribution to D2C does- allows the development of well rounded kids, like Sheelove.
To learn more about D2C, visit devoted2children.org. To contribute to my Hike for Haiti campaign, click on the "cool causes" tab above.