Love stories like these!
Often when working with people with disabilities, you work and work and slowly see progress. Change is not usually instantaneous. But today it was. And today I was reminded of the extreme power of occupation to radically change lives.
Today we went to a village with DIDP, a volunteer organization run by one director of Sandi on the weekends, where we saw clients from the area. I share with you one story among many:
After walking probably two hours to see us, a mom entered and laid her six year old daughter on the mats in front of us—a precious little girl with cerebral palsy that neither engaged nor participated in daily life. She spent her days laying on the ground outside their house fully dependent on others. Initially we were concerned not only about contracture and atrophy of muscles, but also cognitive involvement based on her lack of interaction…
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