Edith Vera has been a part of the Rosa Vera Fund since its inception in 2008. (Edith is the sister of the late Rosa Vera, for whom the RVF was named.) Edith was born a healthy child with normal development but was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was 6 yrs old. Edith’s parents were determined to seek the best care for their daughter. But her unpredictable seizures and the strong medications prescribed to control them would interfere with her ability to focus and learn at school. Now, thanks to the RVF and the persistent hard work of our Bolivian professionals, Edith’s health and stability have improved; she has been able to volunteer her time at the clinic where she receives her care.

Edith sharing a smile with Dr. Jon Melk