Child Of The Month – January 2017

Child Of The Month

By Nicole Sergent, Clinic Director

Rosario Gpe R.H.

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Rosario was born in 2009. She was born without her left eye and was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and Dandy Walker syndrome. Dandy Walker Syndrome is a congenital brain malformation involving the cerebellum and the fluid-filled spaces around it.

Symptoms include slow motor development, increased intracranial pressure and signs of cerebellar dysfunction, lack of muscle coordination or jerky movements of the eyes may occur.

Dandy Walker Syndrome is sometimes associated with disorders of other areas of the central nervous system.

Treatment for individuals with Dandy Walker Syndrome generally consists of treating the associated problems. She was fit with an eye prosthesis a few years ago.

Rosario is in a wheelchair and attends regular physiotherapy at Teleton in Guadalajara. She has been with Ninos Incapacitados since 2009 and so far we have reimbursed the family with 154,006 pesos for transport, medication and therapies.

The family has been helping at our events and Mom is very thankful for our help. I thank you once again for this opportunity to present Rosario.

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 to learn more about us.

We see families at three  locations: Jocotepec, Ajijic and Chapala. Should you want to visit or become a volunteer, please contact Barb Corol for Jocotepec (766-5452) or myself for Ajijic and Chapala (766-4375).

I invite you to visit our website at:  www.programaninos.com

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