Eva was the first child born to a young couple starting a family together. When Eva’s mother was 30 weeks pregnant, she suffered a life-threatening encounter with a stranger, and the trauma of this event resulted in early labor and delivery. Although Eva was born healthy, she developed a high fever and seizures at six months. At eight months, her parents noticed that she was not developing normally. Relatively immobile until she began to crawl at 4 years of age, Eva never learned to walk. Ultimately, she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy due to the brain injury she had suffered as a baby. The RVF is optimistic that with regular physical therapy and the right equipment and support, Eva may be able to walk one day.

Eva with her father and staff at La Escuelita