Mateo Azuara Amaral
Mateo started at Pasitos de Luz when he was only 2 years old. He has now been with us for just over 4 years.
Mateo has Spastic Quadriplegia, caused by post-natal complications. Spastic Quadriplegia, meaning loss of the whole body, is the most severe of the three types of spastic Cerebral Palsy, marked by the inability to control and use the legs, arms, and body.
Little Mateo comes to Pasitos de Luz Monday to Friday and receives physiotherapy three times a week. We have been focussing on helping him to develop better control of his upper body, as well as his neck. We have also been working with him to increase muscle tone in his legs and to be able to control movements in his right hand. We are pleased to say that he has been improving in all these areas!
Our next goals for Mateo are for him to be able to crawl and to be able to sit up and stay sat up without assistance. In the long-term, we are aiming for Mateo to be able to stand, which would be a huge achievement.
Mateo lives with his mum, dad and older brother in San Vicente, just a short drive from Casa Connor.