Posted by: Debs
on Jan 26, 2013
At a recent visit to the Camillian Home in Lat Krabang for kids living with HIV and disabilities, we visited Fahsai, who is the little girl that was abandoned and has been afflicted with palsy since she was an infant. We discovered that her wheelchair needed repairing and offered to fix it. When we took it to the shop in Sri Racha, they said it could be fixed, but it was going to involve fabricating a part, which was going to take some time. So, in the meantime, we decided to buy her a new one; after all once the ‘old’ one is repaired, it can be used as back up or for another child.
Here is Fahsai in her new wheelchair thanking all of you with a big ‘wai’.
Posted by: Debs
on Jul 04, 2012
We could not believe how much Fah Sai had progressed after only 3 months!
She was now expressive, animated, smiling and full of unabandoned laughter. She was vocal too; not only uttering some intelligible words, but also letting out shrieks of pure joy!
Fah Sai can now sit in a chair without straps and feed herself, as well as lift her arms to point at objects she wants. Moreover, the staff says she has started to walk with her feet flat on the floor when held upright by her arms.
The finale of the visit was when we gathered in the canteen along with staff and the rest of kids to celebrate her birthday with cake, song and presents. Once again Fah Sai surprised us by showing she knew how to blow out candles and tear open presents like any other kid on such an occasion. The beauty of it all is that we know, she’s going to keep improving.
For someone who suffered most of her young tender life and to see her now in such bliss, it touches our hearts and makes us feel extremely good inside.
And to all of you, our gracious sponsors, who allow children like this to have better lives, we hope you feel the same too. After all, Fah Sai is part of our growing extended family.
A special thanks to Dieter at The Thai in Regensburg, Germany, who helps us raise funds and has taken a special interest in Fah Sai.
Posted by: Debs
on Jun 05, 2012
Fah Sai has been selected as the most suitable to start receiving botox treatment. Botox treatment for children with Celebal Palsy (in Thailand) are normally only possible by the rich. Botox is a long term process and must be combined with extensive physiotherapy to have any long term development. Typically, intense physical therapy should be for 2 hours plus 2 hours of moderate physical therapy, per day. Camillian Home can only afford one hour of physical therapy per child however Alain, a volunteer at Camillian Home with a nursing background will help to make up the balance 2 to 3 days per week. They have two qualified physical therapists who will start to volunteer within the year that should be able to make up the remaining therapy.
Fah Sai was also treated to a day out with the Camillian Home, this is the first time she has ever experienced anything like this and she laughed and smiled the whole day :) http://www.camillianhomelatkrabang.org/component/content/article/1-latest-news/138-beach-trip-to-pattaya