Charly is a very happy, sociable, and loving 8-year-old little girl who attends Roosevelt Elementary School. Charly met her family when she was just a baby and was officially adopted when she was 2 years old.
Prior to meeting her family, Charly suffered a severe brain injury and severe damage to her nose. Her head was extremely swollen so she was hospitalized for three weeks, given a feeding tube, and endured reconstructive surgery on her nose.
The brain injury caused Charly to live with a condition called Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral Palsy affects every part of her body. Signals from her brain get lost and don’t allow her body to utilize fine motor skills such as walking and standing. She also has challenges with her speech and vision.
Charly relies on the use of a wheelchair and leg braces. She will soon be learning to use a power wheelchair.
Charly visits doctors frequently and is enrolled in several different therapies.
Living with these medical conditions can be very challenging at times. However, nothing Charly and her family face can keep them from smiling and loving life.
Charly will be adopted as a Sparrow at Roosevelt Elementary School. Roosevelt students will work hard to earn money for Charly through sponsored community service.