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Sonya's Story

"I knew that in the institution my child would not develop properly. He needed to be at home with me.”

When Sonya’s baby was born in 2015, she was told by doctors that he would not be able to walk and that he should be placed in an institution 100miles away from her home in order to get medical treatment. Lumos worked with social workers and the authorities for three months, to successfully get her baby out of the institution and back home with Sonya, where they are now getting support they needed, as a family, within their community. She said “So far, his development is as it should be... and my dream is that he will walk. And I will do my best to help this happen".