“…You are my help and my deliverer; O LORD…” Psalm 70:5
Blessings and Mapalo both suffer from Cerebral Palsy. In the US we often see those suffering from CP getting around in motorized wheelchairs and sometimes a van that will lift the chair for ease in transport. In contrast, the 6 year old girl, Blessings, arrived tied to her caregivers back using a Chitenge. As one would imagine, it is not easy to take her places, but at age 6 she is still small enough to transport. Mapalo, on the other hand, is a 12 year old boy who has grown larger than his grandmother who serves as his primary caregiver. He could stand and take a few steps with assistance from his grandmother, but in a society where walking is a way of life, he is rarely able to go far.