Enabling People, Changing Lives
About Campaignends 30 Nov 2016, 12 AM
“It helps me stay positive”- Allan Tan
It started with a seemingly harmless wasp sting. Allan Tan, who was coaching swimming at that time, soon found his left leg numb on that fateful day in October 2009. He collapsed in his toilet the next day and had to be sent to hospital. “I felt a bit lost because it just hit me out of the blue,” said Allan when he found out from the doctors that he was now diagnosed with a spinal disorder.
Due to this illness, Allan is now wheelchair bound and has difficulty getting around on his own. With ABLE’s new rehabilitation centre, he has high hopes that the specialised machines will help him improve his back in the long term.
He also expressed his appreciation of the ABLE physiotherapists. “They are very friendly so it’s easy to communicate. They will also take the time to go through the exercises to help improve my back.” Allan shared that the physiotherapy sessions also give him something to look forward to. “It helps me stay positive”, he added.
Our mission is to enable the physically challenged to live with dignity and to have a productive, meaningful and independent life.ABLE was incorporated on 25 October 2010 and began operations as an affiliate of Caritas Singapore, the official social and community arm of the Catholic Church in Singapore. ABLE obtained certification as an Institution of a Public on 24 November 2010.ABLE has 2 centres in Agape Village: Rehabilitation and Training Centre to provide Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Pilates, with the goal of working towards integrating persons with physical disabilities back into society. Respite Centre aims to offer centre-based and home-based respite services, with a variety of activities to cater to the physical and mental well-being of the caregivers of the physically challenged. Agape [email protected] (Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore) is a satellite centre of ABLE, operating since January 2013.
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