Hope was abandoned and left outside the mission gates in July of 2009 so we have no family information on her. She is physically healthy and able to walk, feed herself, etc. but has mental challenges. She doesn’t talk and has a lot of autistic characteristics. She doesn’t interact a lot with the other children or the staff but she is generally a happy girl and smiles and laughs a lot. She enjoys music and seems to enjoy being around people even if there isn’t a lot of interaction. She does act out at times but her behavior has improved and she appears to be more content now. It’s likely she was not well cared for before she came to the mission and we’re glad we can now provide a safe and healthy environment for her.