At one year old, Benjamin was in a coma after enduring seven episodes of convulsions. The doctors told his mother, Mariluz, that he had Microcephaly, a condition in which the head is smaller than average and leads to a host of physical and cognitive challenges. They also told her that there was no known treatment and no cure.
Like all mothers, Mariluz wants nothing but the best for her son. For the first year after his diagnosis, Mariluz and Benjamin moved to Lima, hundreds of miles from their rural, mountainous home, to attend therapy. However, Mariluz could not afford to live in Lima and found it very challenging to be so far from her other two children and husband, and eventually decided to move back home.
Benjamin began therapy with CMMB less than one year ago and his mother has already seen him progress significantly. For Benjamin, access to these therapies and medications are a matter of life and death. He needs an Angel Investor to support his progress and make sure he lives a happy, healthy life.
* This gift will help ensure the child continues receiving life-changing therapies, including speech, physical and cognitive therapy sessions. It will also go into strengthening our Rehabilitation with Hope program so that more children living with disabilities can access this specialized care. Every child deserves the chance to meet their potential.