Newborn Saira was diagnosed with a hole in her heart. Like thousands of children all over India, there was just not enough money to take care of the problem. Two years later, when surgery was finally performed, it seemed too little too late. When she came to us at Ummeed her developmental age was placed at nine months, even though she was two. She couldn’t walk, barely talk and was completely dependent for her basic needs. The Ummeed team recommended regular input from the physiotherapist, speech therapist, and occupational therapist at Ummeed. A home program was devised for Saira’s mother. Throwing themselves fully at the task at hand, Saira and her parents incorporated all the therapists’ suggestions into their daily life with Saira.