Andiamo - Reimagining Cerebral Palsy (2) - Flipbook - Page 5
Our journey started in 2003 when Diamo was born. Due to medical negligence, he had a difficult birth
which led to cerebral palsy. We sadly lost him unexpectedly in March 2012, at just 9 years of age.
Diamo was diagnosed as having severe developmental delay,he was quadriplegic and had very little
head control. He needed extensive treatment to help him with basic functions such as eating, sitting and
looking around. All of which required him tohave a multitude of orthotics, braces and gators, standing
frames, hand splints, spinal braces and compression garments. Without them, daily routines would have
been very difficult.
As he grew, Diamo endured constant clinic visits, castings and fittings which caused him great distress
and anxiety. As you can imagine, this had a huge impact on our family life. When one person in the family
lives Cerbral Palsy, the entire family lives with it too.
That's why we want to use our experience and technology to help improve the lives of other families
living with Cerebral Palsy.
Naveed and Samiya Parvez
Diamo's parents and Co-Founders of Andiamo
- Ryan Johnson,
Department head of Biology