Mar 18, 2021

Your key role in Santiago's health improvement

Santiago
Santiago

Dear Patronato's friend, 

I hope you are healthy and safe. 

Today, I want to share with you the story of Santiago, one of the beneficiaries of your generous donation. Santiago is 12 years old and lives with his parents near Medellín, Colombia. He was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and global psychomotor retardation, which is the manifestation of pathologies of the central nervous system generated by genetic-environmental disorders and that affects normal psychomotor development.

Your donation helps to mantain the functioning of our integral rehabilitation program, which Santiago belongs to since 2015. In the program, Santiago has received comprehensive rehabilitation and is supported with care at home, early stimulation, motor skills, visual arts, pedagogical initiation, self-care, story time, young leaders and life skills so that he can have a productive and happy life later on as much as possible...he is also part of the sports club and plays tennis table, which he loves.

Thanks in large part to your bigheartedness, Santiago can be in our Program, in which he has managed to strengthen his autonomy and functionality in his daily life. He even helps in the kitchen with the preparation of food, and can prepare simple recipes with the supervision of his parents...for so many of us something as simple as cooking is vital for Santiago to strengthen his physical and motor skills and emotional stability.

I thank you on behalf of the Foundation and I wish that your good deed is returned in spades!

Greetings and have a great day,

Natalia

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Mar 16, 2021

The role your donation is playing in Yiret's life

Yiret smiling
Yiret smiling

Dear friend, I hope you are healthy and well

I am writing you this message to tell you about one of the beneficiaries of your generous donation: Yiret. Yiret is 2 years old, was born in Venezuela and, with his parents and siblings, moved to Medellín, Colombia in search of better opportunities. Yiret loves to play and sing.

Yiret was diagnosed with spina bifida, which is a congenital malformation produced during pregnancy that affects the normal development of the spine. Yiret has encephalocele-type spina bifida, which is a serious form of the disease because it is accompanied by hydrocephalus, which is a disorder that causes increased pressure and size of the skull.

Yiret and her family are in the process of regularizing their immigration status in Colombia and obtain permits to settle in the country. Due to this, she has not been able to receive free medical attention, as is the case for all people residing in Colombia.

For this reason, she came to our Foundation, where she has been a beneficiary of the Comprehensive Rehabilitation program since February 2021. In this program, she receives care at home, early stimulation, motor skills, plastic arts, music, hydrotherapy, as well as medications.

Yiret is a very dynamic girl and very happy in therapy. Although Yiret's mom is eager to see positive changes quickly, she is aware that this is a long-term job.

As mentioned above, Yiret has only been in our program since last month, so no significant change has yet been seen.

Yiret will be in our comprehensive rehabilitation program throughout 2021. At the end of 2021, an analysis will be made of whether she should continue in 2022.

Your bigheartedness is playing a key role in improving the quality of life of Yiret and many kids like her.

I thank you on behalf of the Foundation and I wish that your good deed is returned in spades!

Greetings and have a great day,

Natalia

Yiret happy
Yiret happy
Beautiful, happy Yiret
Beautiful, happy Yiret

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Mar 16, 2021

The role your compassion is playing in Maria life

Maria in a virtual workshop
Maria in a virtual workshop

Dear friend,

I hope you are healthy and well

I am writing this message to tell you about María*, one of the women who benefited from your wonderful donation. María is the mother of one of the children we provide help for clinical depression. María is 43 years old and currently works independently as a manicurist in a beauty salon near her home.

María comes to our workshops because she has been affected by the quarantine and the subsequent economic problems, caused by the pandemic. All of these has deteriorated the dynamics in her home.

María is in our therapy program and receives psychological therapies and virtual and face-to-face training workshops on entrepreneurship and violence prevention issues.

Our workshops help Maria to do controlled emotional discharges. They are controlled because Maria learns crafts and does group therapy in which she can speak more freely than at home and with women like her, mothers who are going through something similar. There is not only a transfer of knowledge but also of experiences.

So far this year we have only given the economic autonomy workshop because the project runs until December 2021. María will continue to participate in the workshops weekly until the end of the year.

The ultimate goal is that, by the end of the workshops, in December, women have the necessary skills to develop their own entrepreneurship or improve it for those who already have it. Also, seed capital in kind will also be given to women who have been more participatory, possibly Maria will be one of them.

Your bigheartedness is playing a key role in improving the quality of life for María and many women like her.

I thank you on behalf of the Foundation and I wish that your good deed is returned in spades!

Greetings and have a great day,

Natalia

*María is a fake name to protect the privacy of the woman involved

Face-to-face handicrafts workshop
Face-to-face handicrafts workshop
Face-to-face handicrafts workshop-2
Face-to-face handicrafts workshop-2

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