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Devotha Niyogushimwa

Age: 3 Published on November 13th, 2020

Niyogushimwa Devotha is a lovely girl who likes telling stories. She is the only child of Jean Claude and Julienne. She has significantly low muscle tone in her lower limbs post Cerebral Palsy which is mild. Devotha was born on 21st June 2017, She joined Love with Actions in May 2020. She had difficulties pulling herself to standing and was unable to walk. She was never taken for medical care because of poor financial status of the family. This also restricted them from taking her for medical care however, she has a very supportive father who looked for ways to help her child stand and walk and thought of making a parallel bar out of wood. This has encouraged LWA’s team on finding this at their premises.

Devotha is now attending both physical therapy and occupation therapy at LWA and she has now started to pull herself from sitting to standing independently and she is now able to walk using an anterior walker with supervision from either the mother or therapist. This has restored her parents hope and they are anxiously waiting to see their beautiful daughter walking independently and be able to attend school.

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