Personal Stories

Davide – Born November 2013 in Zurich, Switzerland – STXBP1 genetic syndrome

Davide – Born November 2013 in Zurich, Switzerland – STXBP1 genetic syndrome

Davide is a child of two and half, from Switzerland. Originally his family was from Italy. He was born after 42 weeks of pregnancy in a caesarean delivery. Right from the start, he suffered epilepsy attacks. A few months later he was diagnosed with a mutation of gene STXBP1 which is important for brain functions. […]

Benedikt – Born June 2011 in Adliswil, Switzerland – Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome.

Benedikt – Born June 2011 in Adliswil, Switzerland – Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome.

Benedikt from Switzerland was born with Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome. When Benedikt was 2 years old, the family has started a therapy with First Step method. Since then – Beni continues to improve. With the support of AEMO association, the family arrived to their 4th therapeutic process in Tel Aviv, where we focused on the standing function, […]

Lias – Born February 2011 in Dietlikon, Switzerland – Cerebral Palsy

Lias – Born February 2011 in Dietlikon, Switzerland – Cerebral Palsy

Lias, a boy from Switzerland who’s almost 5, was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, epilepsy and low muscle tone. With the support of the KMSK association, the family started the First-Step therapeutic process in Switzerland and later came to Tel Aviv. Lias is now able to sit and hold himself, he is more present and responsive, and play functional games. The […]

Mila – Born July 2013 in Nyon, Switzerland – Cerebral Palsy

Mila – Born July 2013 in Nyon, Switzerland – Cerebral Palsy

The story of Mila according to the parents: “Mila was born on 1 July 2013 after a so-called normal pregnancy and by vaginal delivery with epidural. At birth all seemed normal, except a lower head circumference of one centimeter the average. Her Apgar score was 9 1′ – 9 5′ – 10 10′. It was […]

Giovanni – Born October 2010, in Milan, Italy – Wolf-Hirschhorn

Giovanni – Born October 2010, in Milan, Italy – Wolf-Hirschhorn

Giovanni was born with Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome,which presented in Giovanni as extensive developmental and language delays. When we first met him at the age of 2 and a half, he didn’t crawl or walk, he only shuffled on his bottom, and spoke very few words. He ate only soft food, and in very small amounts. Following […]

Alicia – Born May 2007, in Lausanne, Switzerland – Sturge-Weber

Alicia – Born May 2007, in Lausanne, Switzerland – Sturge-Weber

Alicia was born with Sturge-Weber syndrome – which appears in the central nervous system, a facial birthmark, and partial deafness. Alicia was hospitalised at a very young age, and underwent several surgical procedures. Because of her symptoms and prolonged stays in hospital, Alicia had various delays – development, motoric, communication, and language. After two intensive processes, […]

Emma – Born August 2009, in Lausanne, Switzerland

Emma – Born August 2009, in Lausanne, Switzerland

Emma was born with Cerebral Palsy. When we first met Emma she was three, and hardly used her arms and legs. A few months later, she was able – for the first time – to crawl forward on her tummy and to roll over from her back to her tummy, and from the tummy to […]

Enrico – Born June 2006, in Zurich, Switzerland

Enrico – Born June 2006, in Zurich, Switzerland

Throughout Enrico’s first year of life, his parents felt that something was not in order with his development. Medical tests showed that all the relevant parameters for development were good. At eighteen months, he was diagnosed with epilepsy. When we met Enrico at the age of three, his levels of development – communicative, language, and […]

Mila – Born August 2007, in Lugano, Switzerland

Mila – Born August 2007, in Lugano, Switzerland

Mila was born with the rare ‘Flat Brain’ syndrome. At age two and a half, she had an extensive developmental delay, did not talk, just emitted monotonous sounds and expressed herself in basic ways, like laughter and crying. She was sensitive to contact, voices, and odours, was artificially fed through a PEG tube, and for […]

Loane – Born August 2005, in Lausanne, Switzerland – Complex V deficiency Mitochondrial

Loane – Born August 2005, in Lausanne, Switzerland – Complex V deficiency Mitochondrial

Loane was born with a rare genetic syndrome – Complex V deficiency Mitochondrial disease. At the age of 5 and a half, she couldn’t walk and didn’t talk, except the word “no”. She sat in the W-position, crawled using six-points, or propelled herself on her bottom. Today, after a number of developmental processes, Loane is […]