Child Of The Month
By Nicole Sergent, Clinic Director
Programa Pro Nińos Incapacitados
Fatima del Carmen B.D.
Fatima was born in July 2012 in Chapala. She came to our clinic in October 2015. She had difficulty walking. We made an appointment with Dr. Gonzalez as he is the Doctor who examines children for Shriners.
Dr. Gonzalez referred her to the Shriners Doctors in Mexico City who advised that she would need surgery for hip dysplasia on both hips. Her first surgery was in July 2016 and was successful. She was in a body cast for two months following but was doing well. Her second surgery took place in December 2016, again in Mexico City. The body cast was removed in early February 2017 and she is presently awaiting another surgery in December to remove plates and nails.
We are very thankful to the Shriners Organization who help many of our children each year with surgeries and follow up in Mexico City.
The family is also very happy that their little girl will be able to lead a normal life without limping and will be able to do everything that children her age do.
We have reimbursed the family a total of 37,199 pesos mostly for transportation to and from Mexico City.
Thank you once again for this opportunity.
We see families at 3 locations: Jocotepec, Ajijic and Chapala. Should you be interested to attend a clinic please contact Barb Corol (766-5452) for Jocotepec or myself (766-4375) for Ajijic and Chapala.
I invite you to visit our website at: www.programaninos.com
For more information about Lake Chapala visit: www.chapala.com