A Little Help Can Make a Big Difference
Sweet little Camila lives with severe cerebral palsy. Her condition should be quite enough
for any six-year-old, but unfortunately, her life is even more complicated. Camila and her
mother are here in the United States on what is called a V-Visa. This is shorthand for the
fact that they are fleeing domestic violence…very sad on so many levels.
In spite of navigating a traumatic life, a new country and a difficult disease, there are some
practicalities to be dealt with, such as getting Camila enrolled in school. Young & Healthy
is involved because she needed a physical and a dental exam before she could enroll in
school. This would have been an easy task if she were a typically developing little girl, but
Camila is far from that.
The Young & Healthy team worked to find just the right physician and dentist who could
examine this medically fragile young girl. A significant amount of diligent case
management eventually resulted in finding care for her at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Camila received her necessary examinations and was able to enroll in school. Though
Young & Healthy can’t fix everything, we can certainly strive to lighten some of the