Our patients all live in Mexico and come from disadvantaged families. Either the family cannot afford the medical care needed or Mexican doctors have given up hope on the children. We see patients with a variety of serious medical conditions: for example, spinal bifida, cerebral palsy, blindness, hearing loss, brittle bones disease, club foot, etc. This section of our Web site will show you the variety of patients we see. Most of our patients live in the state of Sonora, but some come from as far away as Mexico City. We see patients from a few months old through 18 years. Here are 6 of our patients. These photos were updated in May, 2017.
At age 15, Martín can now pull himself up if he has something to hold onto. Through the years, his mother has worked a lot with him on therapy exercises. Martín continues as a patient in the Physical Therapy Department.
lives in Magdalena, Sonora. He is a patient in the Physical Therapy Department. Here he is trying out a new walker.
lives in Nogales, Sonora. He is a patient in the Speech Department. He was born with a double cleft lip and cleft palate. He comes to The Clinic for speech therapy.
has a genetic syndrome, Schwartz-Jampel. This syndrome causes dwarfism and ocular and facial anomalies. He is a patient in the Pediatrics Department and lives in Hermosillo, Sonora.
We see patients from infants through age 18. If a child needs our medical care throughout his/her life, we make a commitment to provide that care. As we find adults who have been patients, we will highlight them here to show the difference that St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic made in their lives. From time to time, we will show photos of children at different points in time—again to show the difference The Clinic has made in their lives and the commitment we make to their care. Photo update May 2017..
lives in Nogales, Sonora. She was born with a cleft lip. She is a patient in the Nutrition Department.
lives in Nogales, Sonora, and has a dislocated knee. She is a patient in the Orthopedics Department.
In February, 2004, Martín was 2 years old. He has spastic cerebral palsy and lives in Nogales, Sonora. Here he is in the Physical Therapy Department where the physical therapist, Barb Sinclair, is assessing his motor development. Martín’s mother assists. He used to be so stiff that the therapist had to rock him to get him to relax. Now he can relax one hand so he can use it..
lives in Nogales, Sonora. He is a patient in the Vision Department. He is seen here by a volunteer ophthalmologist in the Arizona Mobile Eye Unit which comes to The Clinic twice a year.