Child Of The Month
By Nicole Sergent, Clinic Director
Carla Estefania C.S.
Carla was born in 2014. She was born with an imperforated anus and had a colostomy soon after birth.
She was found to have allergies to dairy and needed special formulas, the family came to our Chapala Clinic in November 2014 as they needed help with transport to and from Guadalajara, also with the special milk and nutritional supplements that she needed.
In October of 2016 doctors performed a re-connection, she did very well at first but after three weeks of eating a normal diet she had a bowel obstruction and needed to go in the hospital again.
As of now, she is on a liquid diet, only soft foods, and doctors are monitoring her weekly. If she can start on solid food again in the next three to four weeks all will be well. If she cannot and has another obstruction doctors will again perform a colostomy. The family hopes that all will be well and it is our hope for her as well.
We have, so far, reimbursed the family a total of 67,246.00 pesos. The family is very grateful and as her mother said at our general meeting she is thankful that Carla’s problem can be resolved as compared with some of our children who are facing life long illnesses.
As Clinic Director, I thank you once again for this opportunity to present one of our kids.
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 10:00am to meet our “Child of the month” and to learn more about our organization.
We see our 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.