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A Nintendo Switch for Caleb who has endured a lot of trauma in his short life

Posted Nov 28, 2018
Birth mother and Caleb often played video games together and bonded over them. Caleb talks about playing Mine Craft and other games and expresses his desire to play those games now. Caleb would really enjoy playing familiar games and it would give him the chance to play and bond with his foster parents over something he enjoys. Caleb also feels confident in his abilities and building confidence is critical. As winter approaches New England, Caleb and his foster parents would find a lot of use for and enjoy playing video games together.

Caleb is 8 years old and lives in Cranston, RI

Caleb came into care in May 2018. The reason he came into care was due to domestic violence. He arrived in adult size clothing he’d been given at the shelter where he was previously living with his birth mother. Caleb was scared and anxious and kept attempting to run out the door of his new foster home and he had intense repetitive movements with his hands. After only a few days in the home Caleb made so much progress, he was relaxed and even playing with the two dogs in his new home. The repetitive movements decreased and are now a rare occurrence. Since May Caleb has continued to impress us all with his creativity, perseverance and personality. He enjoys drawing, telling jokes and he reads extremely well. Through weekly therapy sessions he’s gone from completely avoiding anything having to do with emotions to appropriately labeling others’ emotions, as well as navigating how to deal with his own emotions. Caleb attends the same school he’s always been in and his teachers report that he is almost like a different child, his behaviors have decreased and he is much more willing to cooperate in class. Caleb is a wonderful boy, full of energy and promise. Despite having suffered extreme trauma, he is making immense progress and he is flourishing.

The Wish Story

Children's Friend requests this wish for Caleb.

One Simple Wish posts the wish to the website.

Anonymous grants the wish for Caleb! Thanks Anonymous.

"Caleb -- I hope you enjoy playing with the Switch. It's fun when you need alone time, and it's also really fun to play with others. Maybe you can also think of the type of video games you could make one day for others to play?"

One Simple Wish sends the gift to the Children's Friend for Caleb.

Children's Friend receives the wish!

Caleb receives the gift from Children's Friend !

"We can only hope that you will understand just how grateful and appreciative we all are for this generosity! The impact on this little guys life with this gift is hard to explain. But the joy you have given to him is enormous."

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