KK 213 ST. Kigali Rwanda

PO Box 2847 Kigali Rwanda

Jean Dieu

Imaniradukunda Niyonkuru Jean Dieu, a 10-year-old boy, faces the challenges of both autism and spastic cerebral palsy, conditions that have tested his family's resolve. Born to Binoyiki Angelique and Kaberuka Jean Damour, both farmers with five other children, Jean Dieu's journey has been one of love, perseverance, and hope. Despite the complexities of managing Jean Dieu's medical conditions, his parents and siblings have chosen the path of love and acceptance. They refuse to let his diagnoses define him, instead embracing him for who he is and supporting him every step of the way. The family's journey took a positive turn with the intervention of the Shenge Centre. Through specialized physiotherapy sessions offered by Shenge Centre, tailored to Jean Dieu's unique needs, he has made remarkable progress. From struggling to stand to now being able to do so with support from nearby objects, each milestone is a testament to his determination and the impact of the care he receives. Not only has Jean Dieu improved physically, but he has also shown signs of progress in other areas, such as his ability to respond to sounds—a development that brings immense joy to his family. Despite the challenges they face, Jean Dieu's mother holds onto hope and faith. Her prayer request is a simple yet profound one: for her son to get well and have the opportunity to attend school. She believes that education will open doors to a brighter future for Jean Dieu, allowing him to fulfill his potential and pursue his dreams. Jean Dieu's story is one of resilience, determination, and the transformative power of love. Despite the obstacles he faces, he continues to defy expectations and inspire those around him. Through their unwavering support and advocacy, his family challenges societal norms and fosters a more inclusive and compassionate community. As Jean Dieu continues his journey, his family remains committed to providing him with every opportunity to thrive. They refuse to let his medical conditions limit his potential, instead focusing on his strengths and celebrating his achievements. With each step he takes and each milestone he reaches, Jean Dieu proves that with love, support, and access to resources, anything is possible.