Child Of The Month
By Nicole Sergent, Clinic Director
Milagros Paulina V.V.
Milagros was born at 6 ½ months with underdeveloped lungs and was in Intensive Care for 3 months. She was born in August 2012 and the family came to us in May 2015.
Her family called her Milagros which means miracle in Spanish because she survived a very difficult period.
As her lungs were not developed properly she needed oxygen from time to time.
Doctors believe that as she grows her lungs will become stronger and that she will be able to live a normal life. Presently she uses a puffer once a day and also takes a cortisone medication.
She is the baby of the family having a 12 year-old brother and a 10 year-old sister.
We have reimbursed the family a total of 11,726 pesos.
Thank you for this opportunity to present one of our kids.
I invite you to join us at our monthly meeting at the Real de Chapala, which will be on Thursday, 16th of February 2017 at 10:00am when we will introduce three of our kids and their families.
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.