The Hermosillo Mother’s Club
The ladies from Hermosillo began arriving with their disabled children at our monthly clinic in August, 2009. It is a five-hour trip. They asked for our help because friends told them we would give their children the best care. Manuelito was not able to hold up his head on his first visit and Jesus Angel was a limp little boy cradled in his mother’s arms.
Our founder and physical therapist, Marge Conroy, designed special therapies for each child. And, she was able to send them home with extraordinary pieces of therapy equipment provided by Denver medical vendors and hauled four times a year to us by Ron Becker, our engineer and board member. With the new training and equipment, the mother’s were able to form their own group in Hermosillo. They baby sit for one another and have learned the therapy regimen for each child.
The Hermosillo Mother’s are sophisticated and can take advantage of materials available in a more cosmopolitan environment. This program is a fine example of propagation wherein the initial training of the tasks to be accomplished are taught, followed by spontaneous, creative expansion.