Case Study: Yoselin

Yoselin became a patient of the RVF in 2007. We believe that she had meningitis when she was 9 months old, and that she was not properly treated. With rapid and aggressive IV medications, meningitis can be cured. However, if the infection is allowed to advance, it can prove to be lethal. Luckily for Yoselin, her life was spared, but not without residual effects, and she did not learn to walk or talk. She spent the first decade of her life inside her home, without the stimulation she needed.

Yoselin's family, in an effort to protect her, was resistant to letting her go to school. So when RVF adopted her, we decided to have physical therapy brought to her home. Now, 5 years later, Yoselin is actually taking steps with little support. It has been incredibly rewarding to see her achieve this major milestone. Thanks to the consistent support of RVF members, for only $20/mo this little girl has been given a chance that she otherwise would never have had.