Patrick was left alone in the market street in Soroti (Sept.2017), he was found at 11 pm at night by a boda boda driver. The first picture (left) was taken around that time. Patrick was malnourished, sick and very miserable. His right side was very swollen, we were advised to take him to Kampala, to the heart institute, to see if his heart was affected. That was all fine, the doctors couldn't find anything wrong, only severe malnourished. We could take care of that.... just see the second picture (right), he has gained so much, almost too much!! Another aspect we were worried about was the emotional side, he refused to talk to anyone. We heard him sometimes talk to himself, when he was in bed, but as soon as someone came into the room, he stopped. That aspect has also improved, he does talk, sing, shout to people. He is such a happy, friendly boy. During the last months, our social workers, Simon and Elias have been searching for his relatives, with newspaper adds, posters, going after tips, but nothing came out. So with the permission of the Probation Office we looked for a family who was willing to foster and later adopt him. And yesterday was the big day, the Probation Officer came to hand him officially over to his new parents.
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