Child of the Month – October 2016

Child of the Month

By Nicole Sergent, Clinic Director

Xochitl Natalie, G.M.

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Xochitl was born in 2007 and, she is part of our Chapala clinic. She was born premature and was soon diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral Palsy is defined as a group of permanent disorders of the development of movement and posture, causing activity limitation, that are attributed to non-progressive disturbances that occurred in the developing infant brain. While the central feature of CP is a disorder with movement, difficulties with thinking, learning, feeling, communication and behaviour often occur along with CP.

Xochitl has been going to equine therapy for many years and it has helped with her posture and coordination. She will begin swim therapy soon in conjunction with the equine therapy. She does not have seizures so she is not on any medication. She understands clearly, her speech is limited but she makes herself understood.

She has been part of Ninos Incapacitados since 2008. We have reimbursed the family with transport, therapy, diapers and other needs. In total we have paid 28,000.00 pesos for Xochitl. Her mother is an excellent care giver; she is surrounded by family who really care for her.

As Clinic Director, I thank you once again for this opportunity to present one of our kids. I invite you to join us at our monthly meeting at the real de Chapala in Ajijic on the second Thursday of the month at 10:00 am to meet our “Child of the Month” and learn more about our organization.

We have 3 clinics, Jocotepec, Ajijic and Chapala. 

Should you want to visit a clinic or become a volunteer, please contact Barb Corol for Jocotepec (766-5452) or myself for Ajijic and Chapala (766-4375)

Please visit our website at:  www.programaninos.com

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