About Campaign

ends 31 Dec 2021, 11:59 PM
Mother, Mdm Tina Tan, 70, and son, Darren, age 35, both suffered a stroke. Despite of their daily struggles, both are living life the best they can, thanks to the support of the community for SPD.

When Mdm Tan survived her stroke in 2008, little did she expect that her son would follow in her footsteps 11 years later and needed therapy services at SPD. Darren's stroke was more severe; it left him cognitively and physically impaired, affecting his speech and memory, and causing him to have mood disorders. The former sales manager now needs help in most of his activities of daily living.

The household now relies on Mdm Tan's home-based job and community assistance schemes to get by. Darren requires daily therapy, taking the specialised door-to-door transport to SPD to re-learn skills like walking, writing and typing so he can be as independent as possible. His therapy at SPD is fully subsidised.

SPD's social workers helped the family to appeal for financial and medical fees assistance when Mdm Tan was hospitalised recently. They also helped to apply for laptop subsidies so Darren could benefit from tele-rehab during the Circuit Breaker and empowered Mdm Tan with digital skills. The continued support from SPD has helped mother and son achieve a better quality of life.

Make a donation today to help beneficiaries, like Darren and Mdm Tan with therapy and other support they need to live more meaningfully.

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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