Morena Sehloboko is our Sunshine Superstar of the month. His is a tale of triumph – and we are so proud of him!
Morena Sehloboko is 6 years old and has severe Cerebral Palsy. Morena is in stimulation one (Bambi) class. He started in our programme on the 5th September 2012. When Morena started with us, it was a challenge to feed him as he always cried, his body was very stiff and his swallowing was very poor.
Every morning after ring time Morena is massaged with arnica oil to alleviate muscle stiffness. Slowly but surely his body movements and feeding are improving, and we are hopeful, he will continue to improve as time goes by.
Cerebral Palsy is a disorder that affects body movement and posture and is one of the most common causes of lasting disability in children. The uncontrollable reflex movements and muscle tightness are associated with brain injury or problems that occur during pregnancy, birth, or the first 2 to 3 years of life. Seizures and vision and hearing problems can also occur. New symptoms may appear, or symptoms may change or get worse as the child gets older. Causes include:
- Premature birth
- Insufficient blood, oxygen, or nutrients before or during birth
- Serious head injury
- A serious infection, such as meningitis
- Genetic conditions that affect brain development
Our incredible staff and children continue to inspire us. We welcome your calls and queries – let us help your child become a Sunshine Superstar.