Claudia`s story – 31/07/2018:
Claudia du Preez had a MRI brain scan at the age of 3 months which showed Delayed Myelination. Through more tests the doctors are of opinion that it is a metabolic disorder that causes the body to absorb the fats incorrectly, and then stores it in the wrong places.
Claudia is almost 2 years old and currently not able to sit, crawl or walk. She is not able to eat any solid food and receives all her food through a feeding tube. The cerebellum part of her brain got hurt, which is causing all these delays.
According to the Neurologist, there can be two causes for this – a metabolic disorder, or it could have been caused by an infection during pregnancy. In both cases, there is no medical treatment for her.
All that can be done to help manage her condition is frequent occupational-, speech-, and physio therapy.
Fundraising for Claudia du Preez
Cute in Pink bracelets for Claudia; consisting of baby pink wooden beads – with a cross, heart, or little bird charm. To place an order, contact the agent in your area or shop online. Alternatively, please consider a donation. Any and all donations welcome.
Cute in Pink BraceletsR35.00
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