Clinical picture: AMC – Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita
Corinna Wagner, Jonathan’s mother, writes:
Dear Dolphin-Aid team, dear Mrs. Oßenschmidt,
along with our membership application, we send you a huge “God Blessings” for the wonderful therapy in Curaçao our son Jonathan was allowed to attend in September this year. Your help, uncomplicated organisation and voluntary work enabled us to take part – besides all the financial help we got from our family.
Johnathan has enjoyed the time with “his” dolphin Nemo very much and he has made great progress. His hypotonia in the torso has improved a lot. He is now able to drink out of a glass and a normal bottle, he chews hard foods like apples, gets off his Bobby Car, walks laterally along furniture and much more. For a four-year-old boy with extreme muscle weakness and a low muscle tone, this is like a miracle. The dolphin assisted therapy is the first of many, many therapies that allowed Jonathan to take a really big step forward. Even after three months and being back home, he has shown no stagnation in his development, which has often been the case even after a small step forward.
We are very, very happy about this and will do anything to collect the money for another therapy on Curaçao. After all, Jonathan is hopelessly in love in Nemo (he even strokes the television when we show him the video) and also in Rudolf, Kerstin, Lisa and the whole team.
During these two weeks of therapy, we finally felt like a normal family, and our healthy little son (2,5 years) has met other children for whom it is normal to have a handicapped sibling. Apart from the progress Jonathan has made, this has been an important experience for us which we are very grateful for.
We thank you with all our heart for your commitment to enable as many children as possible this great experience.
Corinna Wagner with Winfried, Jonathan and Laurenz