Our first impression of Blademir was, "He is too small for his age of four." Most of the adults noticed that he was too weak and vulnerable for his age. His face had several bruises, his body had some burns, and he was so thin. He was neglected and maltreated by his parents, who are now both n jail after concerned neighbors reported to authorities about the abuses to the child.
In his new home Blademir was provided first with love and affection, plus the comforting experience of being accepted and included in activities. He began to receive basic nutritional food to compensate for the nutrients that he lacked. As his physical wounds healed, his body became stronger and he developed the capacity to cope with the demands of daily physical activities like play.
Presently, he's attending a pre-school program where he plays and learns valuable lessons; positively interacting with other kids in a non-threatening environment. A smile is beginning to grow on his beautiful face.