Saturday, June 12, 2010

Rosa

The team from Asbury brought 4 people who worked on medical/therapy related issues. Julie is a PT, Teryl an OT, Don's a pediatrician specializing in kids with special needs, and his wife Debbie is a nurse. These 4 people were so dedicated and worked so hard! Each of them did so much in their respective areas, and all of us at Casa de Fe were ecstatic to see the progress. There are so many stories with the different kids, but I think Rosa's stands out the most of all.

Julie put Rosa in a wheelchair for the first time, and it was amazing to see how quickly she learned to use it! Julie showed her how to turn it, and she was maneuvering all over the place 2 minutes later. Sorry the qualities of the video are not great. We were too excited to care. :) ( I don't know why, but it put the video at the bottom of the post.)

As if this wasn't enough....The next day Julie modified a walker we had so that Rosa could use it. She put a shoe on her stump where her foot was amputated, and Rosa was so proud of it. She took off using the walker like she'd been doing it forever. This is one strong little girl! A volunteer took these pics, but there's no way to capture Rosa's joy.






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