This beautiful young girl is Carmelina! She is 14 years old and has been having 5-6 seizures a day for her WHOLE LIFE without ever seeing a doctor. As a result, sadly, she has been lethargic all the time, has been unable to walk, and unable to talk much at all. Her family has felt hopeless and not sure where to turn as they never felt welcome in the health center.
Carmelina and her family were referred to our complex care program and we got to work tackling her situation.
After evaluating Carmelina and her needs, we started seizure medications. Carmelina is now having 1 seizure per week or less (and we’re still working on that!). Her parents are ecstatic! They excitedly say she has “woken up.” She is like a new person. Now, Carmelina is walking on her own, smiling, she is cheerful, and now is talking in full sentences to her parents.
We are honored to be a part of Carmelina’s life and we share in her and her family’s joy!