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, at age three Alicia started walking without assistance for the first time. Today she is an independent little girl who talks, writes and attends a regular school twice a week.
“Until we got to know First Step, all the
therapists told us what Alicia was unable
to do. At First Step, we heard what she can
do, and we received tools and training for
working with her at home, as well. It was the
central change that took us to these wonderful
Bouchra and Ibrahim Murseli
Watch the video with the story of Alicia