|A representative image; this is not Ido and Ido is not the real|
name of the child profiled in this report
Because of digestion and motor issues, Ido must eat only pureed foods and in small amounts. He has to be woken twice each night to eat so that his nutritional requirements are met.
Starting in September 2017, Ido has been getting speech therapy and physiotherapy at home through the Malki Foundation's Therapies at Home program. The physiotherapist, selected always by his parents as a matter of our policy, is focusing on helping him sit up straight (did we mention he is grappling with scoliosis?), improve his movement by enhancing his crawling skills, and advancing his ability to play and to communicate.
Ido’s mother called the Malki Foundation office in Jerusalem recently to say thank you. She mentioned how he has begun crawling, and now says a few words. When Ido first said “Abba” (daddy in Hebrew), the family encountered a deeply emotional moment.