Tonight on Channel Four they showed Turtle Boy: A Bodyshock Special. Mummy wanted me to watch it because I might get to meet Didier very soon.
Mummy met Didier and his mother Luz in May 2012 after she first saw the program broadcasted. She was so moved by his story that she wanted to do something for him. Through her friends in Bogota, she had the privilege to get to know them. She told me she wanted to be Didier’s “window to the world” … and hope to get him to Great Ormond Street Hospital where they are the leading researchers for Congenital Melanocytic Nevuses.
This is a photo of Didier in December 2012 – after his operation but he still has to have check-ups ever so often.
This is Didier with Dr. Merchan who operated on him.
Mummy said he’s a beautiful little boy. I can’t wait to meet him when he comes to visit London!
May’s comment: It was a goal for 2013 to get Didier over to London so he can participate in the research which will allow him to benefit from the finding. We are at the moment making preparations for their visit in mid-March.
We will be working with Caring Matters Now, a support group for sufferers of CMN via Just Giving to raise funds for Didier in the coming months. Stay tuned.