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FunLimon has recently partnered with the OM Foundation and Los Pipitos to set up a program offering physiotherapy and other treatment to help local children with all types of physical disabilities. So far, 11 families have been presented with their respective individual assessments and treatment plans. The team of professionals is composed of occupational, speech and physical therapists, psychologists, social workers, and educators.

In addition to the therapy the kids receive at FunLimon, the team of specialists also visit the children's’ homes to observe and help plan the best ways for the care and therapy to be administered at home as well. The program is also offering counseling to the families of the afflicted children. A team of psychologists helps family members work through the many challenges of having a disabled child.

As part of the program, the kids are taken to Managua for full examinations. They are seen by doctors specialized in disabilities and given hearing tests, blood works, and psychological evaluation. The kids and their families are given advice by nutritionists on the best foods available in the area that can help improve their conditions.  

With the help of a donation from the OM Foundation, the FunLimon therapy center will soon be installing equipment to assist the kids in rehabilitating and learning the basic skills like crawling and walking.  

The founder and chairman of the OM Foundation, Bonner Paddock Rinn, knows what it is like to be afflicted with a disabling disease. He was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at the age of 11. In 2008 Bonner became the first person with Cerebral Palsy to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro unassisted. In addition,  in 2012 Bonner became the first person with Cerebral Palsy to complete the Ironman World Championship which is held in Kona, Hawaii.

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