Project Playground

Volunteer blog: PARTICIPANTS PART 4: THE SOCIAL GIRL BY KARIN

Blogginlägg   •   Mar 30, 2012 14:45 CEST

The fourth participant is a girl with mild celebral palsy. What fascinates me most about this girl is that I have never seen her in a bad mood. As soon as you greet her, talk to her and look at her she smiles and laughs, She loves the attention. She loves being around people and to socialize. Sometimes she almost screams out of excitement of being in a social context. At the same time you can see a tendency of envy in her eyes when she is not sitting among the other in the group. Or when she doesn´t get the same attention as someone else. Knowing her background her behavior is beyond understandable. Since 2005 she has not been been interacting with other people or children. She has only been lying on a bed in her house with no social stimulation. No wonder she is craving the company of other human beings. And also amazing that she is not more reserved and timid after such a long time of isolation.

In her case, the greatest stimulation and life changing factor that Play on Wheels so far has offered her is most probably the opportunity of being among people. Something that most of us take for granted. And something that is crucial for us as human beings. And by time, she has a huge potential to grow tremendously as a person and develop both mentally and physically. I am looking forward to see that progress.