Shakira has cerebral palsy, which has caused some developmental delays. When she was seven months old, her parents became concerned because she could not hold her head up well and was not yet sitting. They took her back to the hospital where the doctors told them she needed to go to physical therapy. Her family could only take her to physical therapy twice before they could not afford the transportation.
Shakira loves to play with her friends. Her mother says she is always happy, except when people are treated poorly. She has a caring heart and is very sensitive to others' feelings. Through the care and guidance of the Champs Club, Shakira will be able to continue doing therapy and growing stronger!