Alfred is always smiling, laughing, and loves to be picked up and held. He adores attention and eagerly engages in activities. I wish that everyone could see the joy on Alfred's face when he is playing with Brent, one of his best buddies. It is heartbreaking to know that the only thing many people in Ghana will never see past is his congenital birth defect that renders his legs useless.
At about nine years old, he scoots around the babies' room with his arms. Because of his physical deformity he will never be allowed to attend school. Ghanaian society negatively views abnormalities and disabilities. We are researching options for him to receive an education in the future. Although so much is unknown about Alfred's past, we are hopeful about his future.