Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Mom of twins with cerebral palsy is an inspiration: “They are my best gift”

Childbirth and sacrifice are characteristics of a mother mixed with hope, faith and optimism, such are the days of Milena Medina, mother of twins with cerebral palsy.

This mother had to change her plans after learning about her children’s diagnoses, because she found Twins Isabella and Manuel had spastic cerebral palsy A condition that averts the quadriplegia of the child.

Milena states that “the only person who can offer them to move forward and be independent for them, and our dream for them to walk, is me”.

This mother quit her job as a collection consultant to take care of her kids.

But she’s not the only one, thanks to teamwork with her husband, Ronald Fernandez Ortiz, has managed to help both minors.

Ronald leaves every day at 4:00 am to take a long shift as a taxi driver and withdraw money for his household needs.

Everything that Isabella and Manuel have learned for their parents is “fantastic”. they say that “Things that are ‘small’ to many are huge” Like when a girl says her first word or when her brother blows out a candle for the first time.

They must manage so that minors follow their treatments.

While Ronald goes to work, Milena takes Isabella and Manuel to the garden and then to a physiotherapy treatment, but because of the twins’ cold, they are unable to leave the house.

Milena’s ingenuity and creativity come to the fore so that children get the exercise they need. With a bucket, some lids, a string, and some sticks, create a routine for the little ones.

“I try to engage them in activities that don’t require my company to work, otherwise I’ll be doing nothing that day,” Milena explains.

For Isabella and Manuel’s mobility, the gyms they received a few months ago from United to Smile, a foundation that works with children with cerebral palsy, are also important.

For this mother, these gyms have proved to be very helpful not only for the children’s physical therapy but also for the part psychological,

On the eve of Mother’s Day, Milena finds she already has her gift: “To be with them one day, to be with them forever, is the best gift. Above all they enjoy health, because having money, being nice, having luxuries, doesn’t buy that. As long as you are healthy, you can do everything,

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