When Mark came to SOAR365 in June 2018, he didn’t speak or respond, he couldn’t identify himself or his mother, Yadira, he had little (if any) attention span and he couldn’t communicate what he wanted.
Today, he’s a totally different little boy.
“He knows his name, he knows my name, he can tell you his address and phone number. He can say his prayers,” says Yadira, proudly adding that he can even talk on the cell phone with relatives in Mexico. Beyond his newly acquired communications skills, Mark now cleans up after himself, turns lights on and off and has taken to dressing himself.
At SOAR365, Mark is one of hundreds of children that our pediatric therapy professionals support. Our goal is to serve 1,000 children by 2022. It’s a bold goal, but with children like Mark as a beacon, it’s one of the most important goals we could possibly have.