Born: 2000
Financial adoption: Fam. Zitman – de Smit, Holland
Wumpini: Like most of us, Wumpini sometimes laughs and sometimes cries. Wumpini enjoys laughing a lot. But his laughter is matched in frequency and intensity with passionate crying. In December 2002, Wumpini arrived as a kind of Christmas present from the Tamale orphanage, where some of the staff avoided touching him, even though he desperately needed human contact. Wumpini loves toys that make noise. He will start giggling and will become very cheerful. The arrival of his caregiver will also cheer him up. Wumpini spends a lot of time sitting in his chair because he cannot walk. Luckily his arms do function. He cannot talk, but listens very well. Wumpini especially enjoys swimming. Since he cannot walk, he always sits on a tire tube with his head above the water. He loves pedaling the water which he can do for a long periods of time. Most of all Wumpini likes to be touched, cuddled and entertained!