Daria is a little girl with Downs Syndrome. She arrived with her mother at one of FARA’s Therapy Centres in June 2015 when she was 2 and a half years old.
In the beginning Daria was quite scared, she was unsure of the new environment, new people, and new toys and needed to be physically supported to take just a few steps. After 3 months of physiotherapy at the FARA Therapy Centre there was great progress. Daria became familiar with the space, with the adults and children, and she became more aware and interested in what was going on around her. Then, after 6 months of hard work Daria began to walk by herself.
As her time at the FARA Therapy Centre progressed Daria gradually began to make sounds to communicate and became more able to understand the meaning of words. With support from the FARA specialists and her parents Daria’s social skills also improved, she learnt how to play in a group and to share toys.
Daria is a very happy child, she smiles when meets the staff and other children and she enjoys the educational activities, therapeutic toys and learning new things.
“At the Therapy Centre my child, Daria, is recovering both physically and mentally. In FARA’s Therapy Centre children learn a new way to live, as a mother I received courage to look in a brighter way to the future. People here in the centre taught Daria to walk and to pay attention to things around her. Through FARA our life has changed to a better one with a brighter future. Thank you so much for existing.”