This little darling is nine years old and has Cerebral Palsy.
She's having trouble getting the necessary nutrients in through a feeding tube. She met today with Dra. Paola Jaramillo at Hospital del Rio in Cuenca. Dra. Jaramillo is a children's nutritionist. They came up with a game plan to greatly benefit Marcelita's health. So fortunate for these amazing doctors who are willing to help these little kids!
She is lucky enough to have a very loving family, but did not have any way to sit up or join in their daily routines.
She spent her time laying on the couch, laying on the cold tile floor on a blanket or being carried.
We delivered her a specialized wheelchair , one that will allow her to live a much fuller life.
Her face lit up as did her whole family's.
Now, she can go to the neighborhood park with her Mom, Dad and sisters and everyone can have an easier day.
As far as volunteering goes, this was a beautiful event for all involved.
Thank you donors, from the bottom of our hearts. Changing this child's life is just magical.
Thanks to El Quirófano-Casa Médica: https://www.facebook.com/El-Quirófano-Casa-Médica-301214313304726 for the discount that helped us get the wheelchair.
If you ever wonder if your HKIE donation is well spent, I can guarantee you that it is:)
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