Child Of The Month
By Nicole Sergent, Clinic Director
Jesus was born on August 6th, 2015 in Chapala. His parents came to us at our Chapala Clinic on September 1st, 2015. Jesus was born with a congenital heart problem and also with breathing problems. The family needed help with paying for transport back and forth to Hospital Civil in Guadalajara and for medication and oxygen which the baby needed at times.
Over the last 5 months Jesus was in and out of hospital many times, he was in need of oxygen at first and more so in the last months. The family brought him to Hospital Civil the week of January 4th as he was having problems breathing, they kept him under observation and sent him home as he was doing better.
I am very sorry to say that the baby passed away on the night of January 8th, he died in his sleep. We offer our deepest condolences to his family and we have helped with expenses towards his funeral.
As Clinic Director for Ninos Incapacitados, I take this opportunity to thank everyone who volunteer at our clinics. It is very emotional at times, however, the families are so appreciative of our help and our support that it is all worth it in the end.
I also would like to thank everyone who donates time and money to our organization, without you these children would have a very hard time to survive, muchas, muchas gracias!
For those of you who would like to learn more about us, we have monthly meetings at the Real de Chapala in Ajijic on the second Thursday of the month a 10:00am, please join us.
We have three clinics: Jocotepec, Ajijic and Chapala. Should you want to visit, do not hesitate to contact Barb Corol for Jocotepec (766-5452) or myself for Ajijic and Chapala (766-4375).
Please visit our website: 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.