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A smile is worth a thousand words, and when we got this picture from Jorge and his mom Latoya, we could not wait to share an update with you.
Almost a year ago, we introduced you to Jorge as part of the “Connect Kids to Care” program we launched with our partner Clorox. For Jorge, his genetic disorder, glactosemia, was challenging for his parents, and had the potential to lead to bigger problems if left untreated. Through the quality care and guidance they receive on the Children’s Health Fund mobile clinic, Jorge’s parents are able to manage his disorder and watch him grow into a happy and healthy young boy.
And, with the help of many Facebook fans, we reached over 100,000 “likes” on Clorox’s page which triggered a generous $100,000 donation from Clorox (in addition to the $500,000 donation they gave to help Children’s Health Fund reach our goal of providing more than half a million health care visits to kids, just like Jorge, over the next two years!)
Jorge’s mom Latoya says: “Jorge is great! He turned three last October and is a healthy three year old boy (thanks in part to his still visiting Dr. Robin Scott on a regular basis). Jorge can identify all of the letters of the alphabet by sight and sound. I created a song for him to help him remember how to spell out his first and last name. He LOVES Spiderman and Yo Gabba Gabba. He even dressed up like “Brobee” from Yo Gabba Gabba on Halloween and was excited to tell everyone he saw: “I’m Brobee.”
It’s no wonder, we can’t help grinning when we hear stories like this.
Stay tuned for some new and exciting news from “Connect Kids to Care” and patients like Jorge!