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ends 29 Feb 2020, 11:59 PM
"I never saw myself as just his babysitter. I saw myself as his parent, and he, my son." - Madam Saharah

Juraimi whose teenage parents were not able to care for him, came under Madam Sahara's care when he was just 4 months old. She opened her home and heart to Juraimi without hesitation even after knowing that he has cerebral palsy, a condition which causes him to have unclear speech and restricted control of limbs. Even as Juraimi requires round-the-clock care, she never once thought to give him up.

Juraimi joined SPD's Day Activity Centre after graduating from the special school, and that has provided Madam Saharah with some respite from the 24/7 caregiving duties. Here, his training officers work with him on the activities of daily living skills such as cleaning his lap table after a meal.

SPD is also assessing and training Juraimi to use assistive technology such as a head switch so he could use the computer and work towards his dreams of working and helping to lighten the burden at home.

Juraimi's story shows that the gift of love can come from anyone, even those unrelated by blood. The family is in the process of adopting him. While not everyone is able to do what Madam Saharah did, there are other ways to help improve the lives of the disadvantaged.

Make a donation this festive season and help us to continue providing services much needed by people with disabilities, especially those from low-income families. Please give generously today.

About the Charity

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.

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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