5 December 2023
A story of Hope
Baby M came to Potter’s Village last August after being involved in an accident in which her mother was killed. It was known she had a brain injury, but it was difficult to tell the extent of the damage in such a young baby. When the trustees visited last January we saw Annah from the Disability Rehab Unit at Potter’s Village working with M to see if she would respond to light and sound. At that time she showed very little response and her physical development was poor.
January 2023 (5 months). The nurses from the Rehab Unit and staff in the crisis Centre have continued to work with M and recent reports show a much more hopeful picture. She can now sit on her own, roll over from her back to her tummy and is learning to stand with support. She will grasp toys with both her hands. She appears to have some vision on the right side and babbles and laughs, which would also suggest she has some hearing. The team are working on how to communicate with her by touch and are teaching her how to feed herself. Her father and grandmother visit regularly and are very pleased with her progress. What of the future? It is planned that M will have sight and hearing assessments done soon and it is hoped that she will learn to walk.
November 2023 (15 months) Please pray for M’s progress and her future and if anyone has expertise working with deaf/blind children we would love to hear from you.
(All images and story used with permission)