Child Of The Month
By Nicole Sergent, Clinic Director
Rosario Gpe R.H.
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
Column: Child of the Month
Nicole and her husband Bob have lived in Ajiic since 2007. Nicole has lived in Canada, Japan, Portugal and Spain. She speaks French, English and Spanish. Since her arrival in Ajijic, she has been active in the community. She worked for the Red Cross for many years and has been involved with Ninos Incapacitados since 2009. “Working with the families is sometimes hard emotionally but it is so rewarding when we see the appreciation that the parents have for what we do.” Nicole and her husband appreciate the beauty of Mexico and the friendliness of its people.