Spring All Over

Hola Kristiina,

We are enjoying Spring, as well as Dani, as it is changing weather, here and there. It seems we aren´t that far from each other in this time of the year. Spring time comes with hopes.

Please find some excerpts from Tesfaye´s great job with Dani:

April 21,
Dear Roberto;
I have passed your warm greetings

to Dani  and he is responding with great smile. Dani’s appointment in April eleven, in prosthetics orthopaedic center went very well. They have taken his precast and they will let me know by the time they make ready the KAFO cast and i am waiting for their call.

April 7,
He is very happy .
Dani is grown up very well  physically and mentally .
His mental cognition and understanding is improving from time to time
as well. His general health condition is good and doing fine with his
Daily activity. Dani has appointment on Tuesday April 11, in prosthetic
and orthopaedic center for his knee ankle foot orthosis (KAFO). Hopefully
he will start his gait training after he gets his KAFO.
March 28,
Dear Roberto how are you ?i hope you are doing great.

Dani is doing good with all his health conditions and he
has continued to go to school and physiotherapy schedules
as well, although he is not practicing walking as expected because of his KAFO is not yet ready until the prosthetic orthosists has taken his measurement.

 

With A Big Help of Our Friends

Hola Kristiina, Easter time has arrived and trees are blooming all around since a few weeks in most parts of Europe, and the “small” rainy season must have started in Ethiopia. I hope the rain does not stop Dani from going out of his ward to enjoy a few moments with his mates in the playground. I am sure he is having the support of some volunteers and they are all playing together, while the little ones hang from his wheel chair and speed circling the football court. That would definitely make Dani’s day. Meanwhile, we keep doing well in Europe, and many more of your and my families, friends, colleagues and ex-colleagues, peers, acquaintances, and even unknown people touched by the project provide support. Among them Jose Luis and Yolanda, Irja, Emilio, Mima, Patricia, Dacio, Rene, Sergio, Amelie, and Julian, Tea and Carmine, Rossana, Ruth Elisabeth, Juliane, Carlos, and Mateo, Sahar, Monica, Matthew, Stina, Tanis, Linda, Päivi, Melanie and family, Giorgia and Veljko, Isabelle, Leila, Vera-Maria, Matthias and Andrea, Giorgio, Eloy, Eija, Liisa, Ville and Outi, Titta, Laura and Markus, De Stefanis International, Hilkka, Tuomo and Sirkka, Hannu and Kali, Terhi, Jaakko, Reima, Arja, Petri and Viljami, Laura, Viivi, Anna and Eva, Laura, WFP colleagues in Copenhagen, Vikke, Tiina and Tatu, Pohjan Veikot, Kaj, Stefan and Mirja, Kulkijat, Pia, familia Sanjurjo, Prof. Hagemann, Maria, Maria, Riitta and Antti, Antti and family, Kaarina and Mick, Teuvo, Tanja, Nadja and Noora, BJ, Sirpa and Sofi, Marie, Rebeca, Carlo and Chiara, Helena and Hannu, Helena and Matti, Anne, Anna-Riitta, Maija and Kimmo, Annukka, Annikki and Veijo, Isabelle, Susanna, Tiina and Timo, YMCA Oulu, Anna ja Petri, Kaisa and family, Yobdar, Hannu and Pirjo, Anna-Kaisa, Kalle and Aapo, Irja and Teuvo, Helinä and Pekka, Riikka and family, Birgitta and Panu, Nathalie and Umberto, Manuel and Regula, Veera, Markku and Soile, cousin Elina and her family, Eeva-Maria and Kimmo, Ullamaija and Kaarle, Inma and Miquel, Pauliina, Atte, Marianne, Henrietta and Klaus, Aira and Seppo, Auli, Risto and families of cousins, Leena, Pentti and families of cousins, Veera, Jessica, Andres and Mercedes, Marta, Rafael, and Mariaana and Veltsu. Pupu, I am learning these days how much the ones who knew you cared, and that makes me happy. IMG_4221