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About Campaignends 31 Jan 2017, 11:59 PM
The birth of a child usually begins a journey of hope and aspiration for many of us. But that is not the case for Lee Yoke Sui. She was born prematurely and was diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy at birth, having to face a lifetime of challenges.
Going to the neighbourhood mall or unwinding with a jog may be a routine for many of us. However, these seem to be a dream for Yoke Sui who struggles to move around her 3-room HDB flat.
Her 82-year old mother and primary caregiver, Mdm Yeo Buck Koo, has been looking after Yoke Sui dutifully for almost 25 years. Thankfully, with Yoke Sui attending SPD Day Activity Centre (DAC), Mdm Yeo is able to receive some respite to take care of her own health. Her recent hip replacement surgery left her having to cope with her own mobility challenges. Despite all these difficulties, Mdm Yeo never fails to flash a cheery smile whenever she sees Yoke Sui coming home after a day of fun and learning with her friends at the centre.
Our work at the DAC is critical in giving Yoke Siu and many like her a chance to stay meaningfully engaged in the community. It has also brought smiles to many families who could welcome their loved ones home every day. Will you join us in this journey to help people with disabilities stay in the community? It only takes a minute to impact the lives of many.
Founded in November 1964, SPD is a voluntary welfare organisation that supports people with physical, sensory (visual and hearing impairments) and developmental disabilities by promoting their interest, welfare and advancement so as to develop their potential to the fullest. We now serve over 5,000 people with disabilities of all ages through programmes and services that focus on these areas: 1. Children & Youth : Focus on education and development 2. Adults: Focus on Independence and employment 3. Elderly: Focus on independence We develop programmes and services to help people with disabilities become more independent and self-reliant so that they can lead more fulfilling lives. As we have been awarded with an Institution of Public Character (IPC) status, all cash donations to SPD are eligible for tax-deduction of 2.5 times the donation amount in 2016. Learn more about the work that we do at www.spd.org.sg or connect with us on Facebook at Facebook/SPDSingapore.
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- Joyce Lee, Contact Person
- SPD (formerly Society for the Physically Disabled)
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