A Dream Sweet Sixteen! by Jorge Luis Plata

Patricia Alejandra Campos is a 15-year-old girl from Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico. Born with serious physical limitations, she now is a freshman in high school. She spends most of the time in her wheelchair doing her daily routine. Patricia Alejandra was born with a developmental disability called Myelomeningocele which is a defect in the development of the spinal cord resulting in paralysis and is often associated with Hydrocephalus, the abnormal fluid retention in the brain.

Patricia Alejandra’s family wanted to find some solutions to her limitations when she was growing up but unfortunately no doctors wanted to take her case. Her parents took her to several hospitals, clinics and other centers asking for help because it was thought her case was terminal. She will never move again, said many doctors to Patricia Alejandra’s mother. But, her mother did not give up and continued looking for help hoping that someone would give them an opportunity to help Patricia Alejandra.

Enjoy my beautiful party “A Dream Party” Thank you all for helping me to make my dream come a reality!

Thank you Community Ambassador Jorge Luis Plata

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