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One of the very first things you notice about Maria Esther when you meet her, is her incredible smile. Still learning to how to walk and talk at age 6, you cannot help but sense her determination to master these basic life skills. Born with extra fluid surrounding her brain that would ultimately cause damage, Maria had a shunt placed at 5 months in an attempt to stop it from progressing. She requires regular visits to her neurologist in order to ensure that the shunt continues to function properly. In addition, Maria has been receiving physical therapy at a local school 3 times a week in order to help her advance her motor skills. Her young single mother is very grateful for the support the Rosa Vera Fund offers in helping care for Maria Esther. We are hopeful to someday witness her take her first steps and also learn to speak.
What have the Rosa Vera Fund and La Escuelita done for me? They work to help me manage a situation that I am unable to manage on my own.