About Campaign

ends 30 Jun 2023, 11:59 PM
Family is more than just DNA and and stepparents can be living proof of that. On a day when the world celebrates fathers, we bring you a story of love and dedication in the face of adversity.

43-year-old Joo Phiau sustained severe traumatic brain injury in a road accident that left him paralysed and unable to work. His stepfather, Mr Kua Sim Choon, became his primary caregiver, providing him with daily care including bathing, dressing, and feeding.

Despite not being related by blood, Mr Kua has been a steadfast pillar of support for Joo Phiau for the past 20 years, treating him like his own son. As a result, Mr Kua has been unable to work, and the family is dependent on financial aid to meet their daily expenses and medical costs.

Joo Phiau received support from SPD's Assistive Technology Centre, where he learned how to handle a motorised wheelchair. He was also introduced to augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices where he learned how to type out messages. Now, Joo Phiau is able to move around independently and is able to communicate with others via WhatsApp. This took the load off Mr Kua as he could now understand Joo Phiau better.

Joo Phiau is a beneficiary of SPD's Daily Needs Programme where he receives $50 worth of grocery vouchers every month that helps to lessen their financial pressure and better manage their household expenses.

This Father's Day, join us in uplifting the lives of Mr Kua and Joo Phiau and many others by making a donation.

About the Charity

SPD is a local charity set up in 1964 to help people with disabilities maximise their potential and be a part of mainstream society.

We are here to help children and youths with special needs reach for the stars and be the best that they can be through early intervention and educational support.

We strive to boost the self-reliance and mobility of persons with disabilities within the community, and we do so through therapy services, assistive technology and the support and encouragement of our care team.

Our day care programmes provide respite to families, making it possible for persons with disabilities to stay with their loved ones at home for as long as possible without having to resort to institutional care.

A strong advocate for inclusive employment, we train people with disabilities and work with them to seek suitable employment opportunities so that they can be financially independent and lead a full and engaged life.

After more than 50 years, we remain focused and committed to enabling people with disabilities.


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