Like many teenagers around the world, Sonja* struggled with her self-confidence. For many years, she felt insecure about her teeth and didn’t like smiling in front of others. Staff at a partnering children’s home noticed this struggle, and wanted to remind her just how special she is.
Holistic care is a holistic approach to caring for children that focuses on improving every aspect of their lives. Therapies, doctors visits, nutritious meals, and so much more are offered to every boy and girl in Back2Back’s care as we approach the Complete child.
Sonja believed holistic care was important because she wanted to feel confident in her smile. The family took Sonja to a local dentist where they were offered a solution. “The dentist told us she would need braces,” shared Melissa Fuentes, Back2Back staff. “We were nervous about how she’d take the news, but when we returned home, she immediately, and excitedly, told her friends.”
Sonja is proud to smile now. Sonja’s confidence has increased through wearing braces. Every time she smiles, it reminds her that her needs are known, and she will be taken care of. This is the power of prayer, advocacy, and faithful sponsorship – children don’t have to wonder if they’re seen and loved…