Child Of The Month
By Nicole Sergent, Clinic Director
Programa Pro Nińos Incapacitados
Jennifer was born in April 2001, a healthy baby girl and grew up taking dancing lessons and enjoying many sports. In September 2015 she was diagnosed with Lupus with renal activity and a few months later with Rheumatoid Arthritis. She came to our Chapala Clinic in October 2015. She needed many tests to determine the right course of action for her.
Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by Lupus can affect: joints, skin, kidney, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs. There is no cure for Lupus, treatments can help control the symptoms.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints and other areas of the body. It is chronic and characterized by periods of disease flares and remissions.
The family has been helping at our events each year. We have reimbursed the family a total of 131,699 pesos for medication as all meds needed are quite expensive.
Thank you once again for this opportunity to present a child.
I invite you to join us at our monthly meeting at the Real de Chapala on the second Thursday of the month at 10:00 to meet our child of the month.
We see families at three locations: Jocotepec, Ajijic and Chapala. Should you be interested to attend a clinic please contact Barb Corol for Jocotepec (766-5453) or myself for Ajijic and Chapala (766-4375).
Please 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.