Jorge is 16-years old and suffers from nerve disorders similar to cerebral palsy. He also was diagnosed with complex communication disorders.
His mother explained, “He seemed to be a normal baby until he was a year and a half old. Then we saw problems. The doctor said that he will never walk and probably will not be able to communicate with us. All I know is that my baby was born with these conditions and it is so sad. He cannot hold his head up and spends most of his time in bed. I put pieces of paper in his ears so that the ants cannot get into his ears.”
She went on to explain that Jorge used to receive physical therapy and looked much better. However, the cost of transportation and the therapy forced her to stop the physical therapy.
“The cost was $5 a session and then we paid for a cab. That cost another $4 each way. So each therapy [session] would cost$14.
Each week, after the electricity, water, bottled gas (for cooking) is paid I have $6 for the week’s groceries. Where will I get another $14? I sell used clothes and do what I can do, but what can I do? I want my son to have physical therapy. I want him to have the best life possible, but there is no solution.”
Jorge needs a pediatric wheelchair with a neck support. He needs to stop spending 99% of his life laying on an old mattress, Take a long and thoughtful look at him. Sixteen years of this is enough. We are about to change this little boy's entire world. There is no way to simply walk away and say that he is someone else's problem. God showed him to us for very obvious reasons. (photos w/ sound)