Well, at last, the Visas have arrived. Both Little Mo and his father obtained Visas for United States. See copy of their Visas attached to this email. I am purchasing their airline tickets for Saturday April 30th from Marrakech to New York City.
I shared this story with, Arlene McLaren who has since become a great supporter. She is the ‘Angel’ of the month. Arlene took to Little Mo’s plight with vengeance. She has become the person with whom I discuss different issues rising from the whole process. It is wonderful having her take this journey with me. She helped not only with a donation but also purchased a toddler bed and a car seat and to top it all, will deliver them to my house. She called on her friends to donate clothes, toys and books for Little Mo. Wow! Thank you Arlene! And to quote her “Many hands make light work”.
I would also like to thank Ruth Strubel. She is retired teacher who wanted to help in a way that worked best for her. She shared the story of little Mo with her granddaughter. This inspired her to send toys and books she had outgrown. What a great family – so much compassion.
I called Jody Hall at Shriners Hospital as soon as I confirmed the Visas and date of arrival. She is the coordinator between the hospital, Dr. Ddvaric and me. Little Mo is scheduled to see Dr. Ddvaric for an initial evaluation on Thursday May 5th at 9 am. Little Mo will probably go into bilateral long leg casts for a few weeks before any surgery. The more the feet can be corrected with casting, the less invasive the surgery will be. Long leg casts are so awkward and difficult for both the child and the parent. These however are necessary as in short leg casts, the feet often slip out and the position is lost.
This week is going to be a busy week preparing the house. I’ll continue to update with pictures of their arrival.
P.S. The tickets were much more than I anticipated as I had to buy refundable tickets. The recovery is different for all children. If you would like to donate or know a friend who wants to be involved, please go to http://www.ultrawellnesscenter.com/little-mo-charity/