Meet Maria! She is 4 and a half years old. She was tragically shot in the leg by her stepfather and also broke the other leg, Her mother was also shot and unfortunately did not make it.
Maria was in the hospital for 5 weeks due to the injuries in her right leg. Her broken left leg was able to recovery fast, but her right leg is taking a bit longer to heel because of the two bullets she got that also broke some bones. When CWB arrived to the orphanage shelter we were able to deliver a wheelchair for her to move around. One of the more emotional moment was when we were showing her how to move around with the wheelchair, and by the moment she was able to make “donuts” she stated to smile and that was the first time the personnel in the orphanage was able to see her smiling.
Thanks amigos for your big support. You are all making a big change for a lot of children here in Costa Rica!
Meet Roberto! He is 7 years old and lives in the island of Bejuco in the gulf of Nicoya, the pacific of Costa Rica.
At 8 month old, he was with his father and mother in a motorcycle in the island (that the only way to move around in the island). He was sleeping at mother’s arms and the blanket somehow got in the motorcycle wheel and he fell from his mother’s arms and virtually severed his arm. Due to loss of blood he almost lost his life. There is NO medical service on the island, and to get to a hospital they need a boat and the ride is about 1 hour and a half. CWB has tried to help him with a prosthesis arm, but there is no way we can have an area to hold the prosthesis arm, so unfortunately there is no way he can have a prosthesis.
Today we are helping the mother to stay in San Jose because the boy will have a surgery to correct more that end of the arm. He will have that surgery at least two more time before that area stop to grow. CWB is continuing to help him with medications and therapy so he can get use to live without that arm.