Rotary Clubs launch new project

Representatives of the Rotary Club of Nashua visited Mexico from Dec. 7-10, launching a Rotary International project for a Mexican foundation dedicated to the treatment of children with neurological disorders.

The project is financed by six Rotary Clubs in the United States, one of France and one of Mexico, two Rotary districts from the U.S. and Mexico as well as the Rotary Foundation, which doubles the funds.

This project aims to reinforce the young Mexican Foundation for Pediatric Neurology Angel A.C. and help it to continue its altruistic actions in the benefit of children, particularly those from families with few resources, with neurological disorders such as Down syndrome, cerebral paralysis, attention deficit, comportment problems and learning difficulties.

The foundation, managed by Dr. Fernando Garcia Jasso, is instrumental in disorder prevention and yearly detection, treatment and support of the poorest families.

The foundation is following 7,000 children from 14 Mexican states. Of these children, 4,000 are from low-income or jobless families and face an average of four years of costly treatments, largely above the wages of a Mexican worker.

The neurological disorders covered by the Foundation for Pediatric Neurology Angel A.C. affect about 5 percent of the population in all countries.

The Rotary donation consists of two mobile diagnostic machines, an electroencephalograph and an electromyograph.

This project is funded by the Rotary Clubs of Bedford, Merrimack, Milford, Nashua, Nashua West, Souhegan Valley and District 7870, the Rotary Club of Ferney-Voltaire Geneva from France, the Rotary Club Corregidora Queretaro and District 4185 from Mexico and the Rotary Foundation.