2-year-old Fangfang is very active in class, he likes to interact with others and loves to be embraced. Who would have noticed that he suffers from hydrocephalus? Fangfang was abandoned by his family and eventually overcame his darkest days when he experienced difficulties in eating, sitting and communicating with others. His life began to change the day he arrived at Tianjin Wuqing Children Rehabilitation Centre.
The Rehabilitation Centre takes care of children with cerebral palsy, developmental delay or Down’s syndrome. Cerebral palsy affects children’s motor skills and speech. At the Centre, children learn how to take care of themselves through rehabilitative training and special education, so that one day they can lead a better life. Specialised facilities, rehabilitative braces and equipment are essential for children to train up their body and physical strength, however, these equipment need replacement every one or two years. With limited resources, this is a challenge to the Centre.
It takes Fangfang five hours a day to learn through interactive games to train his body coordination and mouth muscle. Day by day, his condition improved; proving that with the right and appropriate treatment, children with disabilities can also unleash their immense potentials.