MUGISHA Jean BaptisteAge: 9 Published on June 7th, 2020
Mugisha Jean Baptiste is an adorable boy. He was born May 14, 2011 and has one younger sibling. He was diagnosed with developmental delays when seen at University Teaching Hospital of Kigali. He began physical therapy, but that ended after three months because his parents did not have enough money to continue. Parents Jeanne and Eric had many disagreements about Jean Baptiste and the father finally refused to be responsible and abandoned the family.
Jeanne and Jean Baptiste came to Love With Actions in 2018. He is receiving regular physical therapy and now plays with other children. He still struggles with fine motor skills and difficulties breathing, but knows he is loved at LWA. He may also have some visual impairment. Jeanne says “I am now able to weave and earn money for my family. With some small assistance from LWA I also added some products to my business” (she sells small items as a street vendor in the market).