Fundraiser to be held to help local family adopt special needs child from overseas

Fundraiser to be held to help local family adopt special needs child from overseas

POOLER, GA (WTOC) - A local family is working hard to raise enough money to adopt a special needs child from overseas.

Christie and Raymundo Orta are trying raise between $30-40,000 to adopt Evan, a 2 year-old boy with Down Syndrome who lives in an orphanage in Eastern Europe. Evan was abandoned at one-month old and has been lying in a crib with little to no medical care, and no opportunity for education or therapy.

If evan is not adopted by the time he is 5 years old, he will be transferred to an adult institution where he will most likely survive around a year or two at the most. The Ortas say they feel it's their calling to save this child.

"It is something I do every day with my job, and i had always thought that it takes a special family to raise a child with a disability." said Christie Orta, Mother.

There will be a Zumba fundraiser on December 6th at the Tom Triplett Park in Pooler. The cost is a donation of $10. The event runs from 6-8pm.

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