France's first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy visited a motor rehabilitation center for toddlers, Elizabeth de la Panouse-Debré, Antony, to inaugurate new equipment provided to the center by the Foundation Carla Bruni-Sarkozy finances programs.
Established in the year 1960, the center of Elizabeth Panouse-Debré was an initiative by famous Professor Robert Debre providing re-education and rehabilitation services to affected individuals. This includes infants and children with neurological disorders and orthopedic malformation.
The Foundation Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, as part of its Culture program and in consultation with the medical staff of the center, funded the purchase of educational and play material to bring welfare to children to reduce the weight of their hospitalization and improve the quality of time spent in their room.
This has not been the first time that the foundation has conducted a pilot project. In 2010, it conducted a major program at the Raymond Poincaré Hospital in Garches and since then, the program has been extended to three new areas - the hospital of San Salvadour Hyères, the hospital of La Roche-Guyon near Mantes-la-Jolie and the Center-La Panouse Debre in Antony.
The children at the rehabilitation center are treated by two occupational therapists, three speech therapists, five physiotherapists, four psychomotriciennes assisted by nursery nurses and auxiliary nurses.
Take a look at the photos of Carla Bruni-Sarkozy's visit to the motor rehabilitation center: