Children 12 and older in Colombia

Children 12 and older in Colombia

Children 12 and older in Colombia
  • Marianne

    Meet Marianne, a vibrant and spunky 13-year-old full of charm. Diagnosed with Down syndrome, Marianne is incredibly easy to engage with, displaying a remarkable ability to connect with others. Her curiosity and attention to detail were evident when she asked someone about their Italian heritage, ...

  • Lela

    Meet incredible Lela! Walking with ease and conquering stairs independently, she's a true champion. Despite having CP, she's thriving (only needing a Botox shot in her leg every six months). Lela's independence also extends to self-care, showcasing her strength and determination.

    Lela's awesome...

  • Sam

    Meet Sam, a vibrant seventh-grader whose love for Mathematics is as bright as his favorite color, red. Sam isn't just passionate about numbers; he's a fantastic friend, eager to offer help and seek connections with caring adults. Known for his incredible hugs, Sam radiates warmth and brings joy t...

  • Lacey

    Lacey cannot talk but she interacts through her facial expressions. She has a beautiful smile and she raises her arm when she is having a really good time. She was diagnosed with neurodevelopmental delays and congenital cardiopathy. She eats by feeding tube. Due to having an accelerated heart...

  • Miguel and Christopher

    Meet Miguel, a resilient and determined young man who brightens every room he enters. He embraces life with enthusiasm, displaying a love for subjects like math and English. Despite facing challenges with a cognitive delay, he shows incredible potential and determination.

    Miguel does have a brot...

  • Elena

    Meet Elena, a compassionate and creative young lady with a kind and empathetic heart. Elena expresses her creativity through writing letters and poems and indulging in reading. She loves the colors blue, white, black, and fuchsia and loves playing with younger children.

    Despite struggling with m...

  • Leo

    Meet Leo, a bright fifth-grader who's discovered a love for English class and a passion for drawing. His favorite colors are black, blue, and white. Leo's artistic flair shines through his love for drawing, a creative outlet that allows him to express himself.

    Looking toward the future, Leo asp...

  • Owen

    Owen has brain Paralysis, Hypoxia at birth, a feeding tube, pneumonia/lung/respiratory problems, suffers from convulsions/epilepsy, requires oxygen 24/7, often requires hospitalization, takes a lot of medications. Has been at an orphanage since birth and has been at Luz y Vida since 2015.

    Owen i...

  • Marcus

    Meet Marcus, a respectful and responsible young man who carries fond memories of his upbringing by his grandparents in rural Colombia. They instilled in him a love for raising animals and farming, a passion he dearly misses.

    Marcus also loves math and religion classes at school and riding bikes...

  • Ramiro

    Ramiro is a remarkable and handsome young man who attends regular school in the 6th grade. He is a true dynamo, constantly seeking activities to keep himself engaged and entertained.

    His love for Chinese rice and the color blue reflect his vibrant tastes, but it's his energetic nature that truly...

  • Dilan

    Dilan is a bright and dynamic young man with an incredible zest for life. From sports like soccer and volleyball to the intricacies of origami and the allure of mathematics, Spanish, science, and English, he's a kaleidoscope of passions and talents.

    Dilan's admiration for soccer extends to his f...

  • Adam

    Adam is a delightful young boy with a deep love for soccer and a special admiration for Neymar. On the soccer field, Adam is versatile, excelling as both a goalkeeper and a defender, showcasing his impressive reflexes and teamwork skills.

    Adam excels in school, particularly enjoying his Spanish...

  • Johan

    Johan is an absolute treasure waiting for his forever family. He is not just intelligent; he's an eager learner with a heart of gold. Johan possesses a unique ability to pick up on the world around him, making choices based on what he enjoys or believes he can conquer. He's a spirited child who e...

  • Johan (Part 2)

    Johan is a sweet 12 year old boy who has ADHD, a developmental delay and a cognitive delay. He also has a background of chronic malnutrition. He is a good helper and likes to play soccer. He can be a little bit shy at first but has a sweet and kind personality. Johan would absolutely thrive in a ...

  • Johan (Part 1)

    Johan is a sweet 12 year old boy who has ADHD, a developmental delay and a cognitive delay. He also has a background of chronic malnutrition. He is a good helper and likes to play soccer. He can be a little bit shy at first but has a sweet and kind personality. Johan would absolutely thrive in a ...

  • Lucas

    Lucas is a unique young man with a gentle spirit and distinctive preferences such as his love for Chinese noodles, a comfort food that brings him joy.

    While sports may not pique his interest, Lucas finds solace and entertainment in listening to music, engaging in board games, and immersing himse...

  • Benjamin

    Say hello to Benjamin, a talented and kind-hearted 5th grader who has a passion for creativity and the arts. Attending a regular school, he finds joy in subjects like art, origami, singing, and dancing, showcasing his artistic flair. Despite not being a fan of sports, he enjoys skateboarding and ...

  • Enrique

    Meet Enrique, a diligent 6th grader who cherishes his education and excels in school, particularly in art, religion, and math. Apart from academics, he finds joy in playing Mario Brothers and engaging in creative crafts. He loves seafood soup and the colors orange and blue.

    Enrique's aspirations...

  • Lula

    Introducing Lula, a charming and caring 12-year-old whose warmth and kindness light up every room she enters. Initially reserved, she gradually reveals her endearing and attentive nature over time. Lula's heart beats for dancing, and she embodies the grace and charm of a true princess.

    Her schoo...

  • Tomas

    Tomas goes to “flexible” school. He is helpful and prefers/stays with adults. Tomas loves to play American football. He also loves eating! He has the most adorable freckles and has beautiful eyelashes. He is a very sweet friendly boy that dreams of having a family someday soon!

    Tomas is eli...

  • Julio

    Introducing Julio, a vibrant and spirited 5th grader whose love for soccer, particularly playing as a forward, echoes his enthusiasm for life. Beyond the field, he's a skilled helper in the kitchen, showcasing his eagerness to contribute and create.

    Described as easygoing, Julio thrives with str...

  • Eric

    Eric's brother "Dylan" is also at the same orphanage. Eric enjoys playing soccer and basketball. He is calm and a very patient boy.

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  • Alise

    Alise's infectious happiness and ability to communicate through sounds and smiles illuminate her spirit. She finds joy in eating orally and being tickled. Her sociable nature and love for people showcase her capacity for connection and warmth.

    Despite facing several health challenges, Alise's re...

  • Elias and Isabella

    Elias is open, really kind, wise and mature for his age. He is a good boy and learns fast. His favorite subjects are Math, Science and Recess. He likes to talk and play tennis. He also likes scary movies but only “sometimes”. He mostly likes superheroes and action movies. He said others wou...