To Benefit Benjamin
- By: Thereza de Wet
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/to-benefit-benjamin
I adopted my beautiful son at 2 weeks old as a single mother. He is now 12, the best gift in the universe!
At toddler stage he was diagnosed with various possible Psychiatric Disorders, but at his age it was too early for a final diagnosis. Subsequently, he was diagnosed with severe anxiety, a behavior disorder and very high function Asperger's (Autism Spectrum).
He was in a mainstream school until Gr 3, but his mental, emotional and psychiatric disorders elevated to a level that he was on so much medication that the best thing for him was to be booked in for a term at a Pediatric Psychiatric unit to taper him off all the medication and to teach him skills.
Afterwards, I placed him in a specialized school where he was blooming, he became relaxed, his marks went up and he was at last functioning at his optimum level without medication. Unfortunately the school costs R4000 per month and with books the annual registration is about R12000.
I was retrenched before Christmas last year and have found employment, but I have to work myself up to the level where I was. I am behind on my payments since January and I now need to pay for this year and next year until I am 100% on my feet again.
This little guy is so worth all the time and money in the world. He is priceless, extremely intelligent and will make a positive mark in SA and the world!