Our foundation pays 75 PLN for every Szymon’s speech therapy which takes place twice a week and lasts 45 minutes. Szymon communicates with others using single voices and simple vocalizations. He can say “mom” and “dad” and he understands all the commands. The boy has been deferred from school duty so far, he attends to integrated preschool three times a week, where he has sensory integration classes, early development support classes, rehabilitation, speech therapy and occupational therapy. Szymon moves alone in an active wheelchair. He also uses a suit for uprightness.
In February 2018 Siia was diagnosed with autoimmune encephalitis. Characteristic for this disease are multilevel disorders of the limbic system, brain stem, cerebellum, spinal cord, sensory root of the spinal nerve and intestinal muscularis. The girl is treated with steroids, thanks to which the inflammation should slowly disappear. All the time Sia continues pedagogical therapy due to her difficulties in building social relations and other disorders resulting from childhood autism.
July 2018. Radek’s epilepsy attacks have increased dramatically during the last two years. They caused a great havoc in his body. By changing the drugs, it was somewhat manageable to control it, but Radek lost some of the skills acquired during intensive rehabilitation and now he is learning again, among others standing with someone's help, holding items in hand or throwing the ball. He needs many hours of exercises, as well as specialized medical care and care products. Currently, the foundation is spending 300 PLN per month for medicines and basic subsistence needs for Radek.
Natan is almost five years old. Our foundation pays for his physiotherapy which takes place once a week and lats 50 minutes each. Natan learns to crawl, he can move from the stomach to the back and roll. He slides off the bed to the W- sitting position. While sitting he loses his balance to the left.
Natalia turned 15 in February 2018. She's been with us for 3 years. During this time, she not only grew, but thanks to the physiotherapy she made great progress in terms of her movement skills. She can walk (with some help) a few steps, she is much stronger. She learned to ride a three-wheeled bike and it gives her a great joy. She also talks better, recently she started performing in recitation contests.Her mother, Mrs. Dorota is very proud of her.
In April 2017 Agatka, Michał's sister was born. Unfortunately she also suffers from cerebral palsy and drug-resistant epilepsy. She has a heart defect that can only be removed by surgery. At the moment, the girl is a little over a year old and already have a lot of difficult experiences for such a short period of life. Like Michał, he needs many hours of rehabilitation and requires constant parental care.
Currently, our foundation pays for Karinka’s hippotherapy and speech therapy. Both take place once a week. Karinka communicates with her surroundings in a limited way, using mimicry, sounds and special communication book. He learns assisted communication with graphic signs and simple manual gestures – which is called Makaton, thus she can express her needs. Karinka is very fond of horse riding, using the AAC symbols, she demands faster riding or changing direction. She is currently working with a hippotherapist to stimulate deeper muscle parts.