Profile of Beneficiaries
- Physical, mental/ intellectual disabled people.
- Over 15 years old.
- Independent in some degree to meet their basic needs.
My name is Yuvisela Sterling Rojas and I have an uncle named Gerardo Rojas Guadalupe diagnosed with schizophrenia and is treated with medications, however, before he arrived to RETOS, he was very aggressive and had no desire to live. He left home and walked miles and miles, when he came back his feet were blistered, he was very sad, with no shoes, sometimes beaten unjustly, because he could not express his feelings, always saying nonsense caused by his problem and nerves. He continues with his medications however the difference is that when he entered RETOS, he became a person full of life, feeling useful by helping others, he is now very sociable, well-behaved, always wanting to help. I can almost say that he has no disability with the help of this institution. Now he is fully integrated into society, I thank God because RETOS exists, my grandparents died and my uncle is now with my mom and me, RETOS helped us a lot with him, he is a new person coexisting with persons that have similar problems, in this institution they help him to continue with his life, sharing with others that have different disabilities, they give them therapy, they take them to visit different places, teach them skills that they can do with their skills, give them love and understand their needs to make them happy, and especially that despite all the problems that they go through to realize the meaning of life. I thank God for the people who support this institution economically and socially because thanks to this, they can support these people who need a lot of help from them.
In the present letter, I introduce myself as the mother of a 25 year old man with mental disability, my son made his elementary and middle school in a regular program, this was recommended for his social integration, and fortunately he learned to read and wright. But after this period, I had a difficult moment thinking what could come for him, so we tried technical school with no luck. So I started seeking a place where my son could continue with an active life, I found many Institutions for children, but for adults I found very little places (you can count them with less than the fingers of one hand). So I found RETOS ABP, and since the first day I visited the Institution looking for information, I found a very good environment, the social worker was very kind and from the beneficiaries I perceived tranquility and love, all this helped me decide faster in making an election. Today I have the satisfaction that during the day my son has activities like: handcrafts, school assignments, sports and recreation, that keep him socially integrated, but mostly that he receives special love and every day I pick him up I find him very happy. RETOS is a place with very good intentions of helping adults with disabilities and are always trying to do their best. Thank you for your attention and thank you for all the help you can give to this Institution, this will be reflected in the life of my son and the rest of the beneficiaries.
In the present letter I give testimony that RETOS is an institution that gives care to adults with different disabilities, my brother Jesus Apolo García Silva, with cerebral palsy and language problems, has been beneficiary for the last 3 years and has improved his behavior and achieved better social abilities, he has also learned how to be more self-sufficient like dressing himself. He is also receiving language therapy and physical therapy to improve his motility. He attends very happy to RETOS, having lots of friends with whom he can share hobbies, recreation activities and visits to Museums, amusement parks, movies and theater.
With this words I extend my gratitude to INSTITUTO RETOS ABP, were my brother José Medardo González Benitez is one of the beneficiaries. About to turn 9 years in this institution, I have to recognize all the benefits my brother has received, and can be resumed in dignity and love, with no discrimination for his type of disability, in an environment full of fun and respect. This treatment has improved my brother’s social abilities, with better experiences in his daily life, he values his health and wakes up every morning with the illusion to go to RETOS and learn something new.
I just have to say Thank you!
Two years ago, my son arrived to Instituto RETOS with 3 other friends and the acceptance for their entry with the social worker and the rest of the personnel were very good. My son and I are very happy with the treatment and human quality he receives. They take them out for sport and recreational activities, that sometimes for lack of time and work we cannot do as a family. In RETOS they treat them like if they were at home, they feed them at lunch time, so I only take him home for dinner and make by best effort to spend time with him, the time God permits me.
Thank you for everything.