Like many children Jane Dela Cerna arrived at Bethany as a baby and as she grew older it was obvious that she had a problem. Eventually her problem was diagnosed as Autism a condition that affects ones ability to communicate and socialise with others.
Jane in other ways was a normal child growing from a baby to a toddler to the infant she is now.
It’s thanks to the Gurske family from North Carolina who visited Bethany in late 2008 that Jane has now been properly assessed and medication as well as twice weekly therapy sessions have been arranged at their expense.
I can now inform the readers of this blog that Jane has made remarkable progress since her therapy has begun. Jane when I first met her was a difficult child very disruptive and prone to tantrums this of course is a direct result of her condition and an inability to effectively communicate her wants and needs. Now I can honestly say Jane has become a different child she now smiles and is trying to talk and communicate directly with others unlike before. There is still a long way to go but it is remarkable just how much progress she has made since starting her therapy. I am keeping my fingers crossed that her treatment can continue to be funded as I’m sure in time Jane can become a confident young lady and hopefully become independent.
This little example is just one of the many ways that you good folks can help our children at Bethany.
Once again a big thank you to the Gurske family for financially supporting Jane and giving her the opportunity to become a valued member of society.
If any of my readers would like to help a Bethany child through sponsorship please don’t hesitate to contact me direct.