Nogales, Arizona


Our patients all live in Mexico and come from disadvantaged families. Either the family cannot afford the medical care needed or Mexican doctors have given up hope on the children. We see patients with a variety of serious medical conditions; for example, spinal bifida, cerebral palsy, blindness, hearing loss, brittle bones disease, club foot, etc. This section of our Web site will show you the variety of patients we see. Most of our patients live in the state of Sonora, but some come from as far away as Mexico City. We see patients from age 0 through 18 years. Here are 6 of our patients. These photos were updated in January, 2017.

Bryan, age 15, lives in Nogales, Sonora. He was born with a deformed foot which meant he would not be able to walk. Doctors at Shriners Hospital amputated and fitted him with his first prosthesis. As he grows, he comes to The Clinic for adjustments and a new prosthesis to keep up with his growth. He is a patient in the Orthotics & Prosthetics Department.
Genesis, age 8, also lives in Nogales, Sonora. Here the audiologist is adjusting her hearing aid. She is a patient in the Audiology Department.
Julio, age 12, lives in Nogales, Sonora. The ophtalmologist examines his eyes for possible glasses.  He is a patient in the Vision Department.
María, age 10, lives in Imuris, Sonora. She has cerebral palsy and seizures. She is a patient in the Pediatrics Department.
Nahimia, age 9, lives in Nogales, Sonora. Here the physical therapist helps with her balance. She has pain in her right knee. She is a patient in the Physical Therapy Department.
Christian, age 7, and his twin brother, Bryan, have cerebral palsy and live in Caborca, Sonora. Here the physical therapist introduces Christian to a special walker to help the twins stand up to walk. The walker helps them to take weight through their feet. Both boys will be using the walker.