Six year-old Matias, who was born 3 months early, weighs just 25 pounds. He suffers from profound cerebral palsy, which often accompanies prematurity. He is unable to walk, talk or even eat on his own. Matias' mother must carry him everywhere he goes, and tirelessly spoon feeds him pureed foods to meet his nutritional needs.

RVF donor support enables Matias to receive the best care possible. Children like Matias currently have to travel more than one hour each way to receive crucial therapies and services unavailable in their home town. With the opening of our school for special needs children (La Escuelita), we can offer Matias physical therapy, and appropriate nutrition and interaction with other children, just blocks away from his home.