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Marleni Mariano and her son Frederick, 11, were hosted by a Gloucester family on their medical mission to Boston where the boy received surgery to allow him to eat solid food again, after he accidentally ingested a caustic stove cleaner as a toddler. Hatha yoga poses and names This trip resulted from an effort of the Cevicos Mission in the Dominican Republic, a mission of the Holy Family Parish of Cape Ann. Yoga nidra youtube sleep Above, they pose for a final photo in East Gloucester at the home of their host family before they return to their home. Bikram yoga locations in california Photo credit: Gail McCarthy

Marleni Mariano and her son Frederick, 11, were hosted by a Gloucester family on their medical mission to Boston where the boy received surgery to allow him to eat solid food again, after he accidentally ingested a caustic stove cleaner as a toddler.


Poses of bikram yoga This trip resulted from an effort of the Cevicos Mission in the Dominican Republic, a mission of the Holy Family Parish of Cape Ann. Down dog yoga arlington Above, they pose for a final photo in East Gloucester at the home of their host family before they return to their home. Yoga meditation music artists Photo credit: Gail McCarthy

For the first time in more than seven years, 11-year-old Frederick Mariano will eat Christmas dinner with his family, thanks to life-saving surgery at Shriners Hospital for Children in Boston.

His surgery resulted from a new effort of the Cevicos Mission of the Holy Family Parish on Cape Ann. Yoga west village North Shore residents have long supported the parish’s mission in the Dominican Republic, which began in 1999. Pilates mat routine The partnership with Shriners, which brings children to Massachusetts for treatment, began a couple of years ago.

Frederick has been unable to eat since he accidentally ingested stove cleaner when he was 3 years old, burning and permanently damaging his esophagus. Best yoga youtube He has been able to ingest only small amounts of liquefied foods. Yoga balham But even that was a struggle.

When the family arrived in Gloucester, their hosts took them to the Azorean Restaurant for dinner, where chef Manny Lapa made a special soup for Frederick, then put it in a blender so he could eat it.

“Frederick arrives, unable to eat, and the surgeons take another part of the body to make an esophagus and three weeks later he’s eating a cheeseburger,” said Dugan, a Gloucester resident.

Before leaving to return to the Dominican Republic, the family and their hosts, friends and family attended the Saturday Mass at St. Yoga quotes about balance Ann Church in Gloucester. Triad yoga There were teary-eyed farewells, but the family’s lives are forever enhanced, said Frederick’s mother, Marleni Mariano.

For Christmas, she said, the priority is to give thanks to God for a successful surgery and recovery, and for getting to know the Gloucester missionaries whose work has provided the family with some emotional tranquility.

The Boston surgery was not Frederick’s first. Shanti yoga whitefish He was taken to Santo Domingo for surgery but it was not successful. Ejercicios de yoga para embarazadas This was their final hope for his life.

Shriners staff keeps the children busy while in the hospital with activities such as baking cupcakes, welcoming visits by firefighters, attending parties and even making yogurt. Yoga for eyes in hindi When they had a Halloween activity, Frederick asked to go as Captain America.

Frederick was one of three children brought to Boston recently for surgeries, two of which arose from accidental poisonings. Bikram yoga gift ideas Such poisonings can be more common in areas of poverty because families share household cleaning agents, which are stored in unmarked, generic containers.

“And even though they are stored out of the reach of children, children there, like here, have a way of getting their hands on these products,” Dugan said.

But these chemical burn victims were successfully treated and recently returned to the Dominican Republic, where they are celebrating their newfound health with their families. Power yoga canberra city Frederick’s 10-year-old sister, Perla, met him with tears upon his homecoming.

“It will be a grand night after so many hard years,” said his mother. Yoga para iniciantes em portugues “This will be the first Christmas that Frederick will remember being in good health.”

“Our job is to get them here, help them while they are here, and bring them back home,” he said. Yoga for back pain relief “The Dominicans are wonderful people. Sivananda yoga vedanta center One time when I finished work there, I saw some coconuts and bananas in the back of the truck. Sunstone yoga skillman It was a gift to say thank you. Prenatal yoga classes austin That may be the only thing they have in their house to eat and they are willing to give it away because they appreciate the love we have for them. Golden bridge yoga studio It’s important to them that we come back every year.”

Marleni Mariano of the Dominican Republic shared some words of caution as a reminder to all parents about how devastating accidents, related to children ingesting caustic cleaners and poisons, can be easily avoided.

She said parents can make sure such products are not only out of reach of the children, but if they are in unmarked bottles or containers, use extreme caution in marking the products so they are not accidentally given to a child.

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