“When I first met Jack, it was unclear when he last ate. He had not spoken in months, and had not attended school for two years”
– Bridget, Anglicare Victoria Foster Carer
Jack* was nine years old when he was placed with one of Anglicare Victoria’s foster carers, Bridget*. It was unclear when he had last eaten and he was extremely underweight and appeared ill.
Bridget recalls; “Jack didn’t speak at all when I first met him. It sounded like he had not spoken in months.”
Jack also had not been attending school regularly for the last two years. After a few weeks of living with Bridget, Jack had to be admitted to the hospital because he was not eating or drinking.
“In the hospital, I sat by his side and rubbed his back and stroked his hair. I told him that he was loved and cared for.”
I am happy to tell you that over the past six months, Jack has improved in leaps and bounds. With the ongoing encouragement of Bridget, Jack now enjoys eating nutritious meals. He has commenced at a new school which he is attending every day and has made friends.
While Jack is now on his way to a bright future, there are still many vulnerable children who need your help.
Donate online below, call 1800 209 722 or post in your donation to PO Box 45, Abbotsford, VIC, 3067.
* Names and images have been altered. Jack shared his story with Anglicare Victoria in January 2017