Hi! My name is Valya. I am seven years old. My parents did not live according to the rules that the government requires for parents follow. I was taken away from my parents and lived in a Baby House until I was six years old. Then I was moved to an orphanage.

Recently, I have an operation on my eye. I can see better now.

I don’t know why, but I have big problems with my speech and communication with other children and adults.

I was surprised when Natasha called me to receive massage therapy. She is a very nice person. She became friends with me, and I feel safe with her, and find that I am smiling and feel loved when I am with her. I am becoming more active, step by step.

You can follow my progress! Mark and Sveta will let you know when I have a new progress report. See you next time.