Below is a letter from a mother whose child is in the Community Based Rehabilitation Program. Her name is Marilandy Durán, and her son is Luis Fernando Osoria. He is six years old and has cerebral palsy. She sent her letter to ICC Dominican Republic, Fundación Cuidado Infantil Dominicano (FCID). Her grattidue has moved us, and further reinforces why we do what we do.
We invite you to read the letter:
June 9, 2014
First of all I want to thank you for the opportunity to be part of this foundation. You have all been very supportive and the work you are doing for us parents is noble. It is truly a humanitarian gesture to our special children with different disabilities.
I am Marilandy Durán, mother of Luis Fernando Osoria, a child with cerebral palsy, a very active kid, with a joy that has always filled him regardless of the disability hehas. This foundation has helped me develop as a mother of a child with disability, especially because this is my first child. Over the time I've been in this foundation my son has developed many things for which I am deeply grateful to God, and above all, to you for this great unconditional support. During these five years, my son has achieved excellent early stimulation in terms of movement, strength and balance of his body.
He has also managed to develop many skills that despite his difficulty has been possible, such as bathing, dressing, eating, sitting and especially to say when he wants to go to the bathroom.
But in learning, my son has achieved with the help of his promoter more developed language, uttering words like: please, thank you, milk, juice, water, etc. and also to recognize each member of the family.
I thank each of you at the foundation, including Elisabeth Victorian, the promoter who started with my son and then to the promter Rosanna Garcia, which is the one that has continued following up with my son.
Thanks to each one of you because without your support things would be different!!