Help Mdm Yeng to continue with her maintenance rehabilitation
About Campaignends 29 Jun 2016, 12 AM
Mdm Yeng, mother of two teenagers, lost her job after her stroke in 2014. This has impacted her family's financial situation, as her husband is now the sole breadwinner.
Mdm Yeng has been a S3 member for the past 4 months.
She found the S3 programmes beneficial to her stroke recovery and her doctor has recommended that she continues with her maintenance rehabilitation. She also enjoys the social bonding and the company of fellow stroke survivors, caregivers and volunteers.
Unfortunately, Mdm Yeng is finding it difficult to continue her rehabilitation at S3 because of her family's financial situation. It would be regretful if she loses this opportunity to continue on her path to progressively rehabilitate physically. She will also be isolated at home and miss out on social interactions and emotional support from S3 friends.
Although sessions at S3 are heavily subsidised, it still costs stroke survivors $30 per 3-hour session. A 6-month rehabilitation journey comprising 3 sessions per week amounts to $2,160 for a stroke survivor. Stroke survivors facing tight financial situations receive additional subsidies and pay only $6 per session.
There are many stroke survivors who are in a similar situation as Mdm Yeng. S3 is raising funds so that needy stroke survivors can continue their rehabilitation journey at $6 per session, or free of charge where possible.
Mdm Yeng and other stroke survivors need your generous support. Thank you for your contribution to them.
We don't believe in giving up on stroke survivors. We don't believe that caregivers should go unnoticed, unappreciated and unsupported. We don't believe that any of the 5,500 of 6,600 patients who survive a stroke should end up facing the walls at home forever, after being discharged from community hospitals or rehabilitation centres. We believe that stroke survivors, regardless of financial status, should have access to an avenue to recovery. We believe in Hope. Stroke Support Station Ltd, or S3, a non-profit organisation (NPO) was set up by a group of volunteers from different walks of life. They bring with them different skillsets, and aim to: a) bridge the gap in the current landscape in the care of stroke survivors, their family members and caregivers. b) enhance stroke survivors' recovery opportunities and improve their overall quality of life. We will achieve it through: 1) providing a series of innovative programmes, incorporating physio-emotional, speech, and occupational therapies. 2) providing social-emotional support, seeking to rebuild confidence and independence. 3) providing support services, education and training to stroke survivors as well as their caregivers, family members, volunteers, and members of other VWOs that also care for some stroke survivors. 4) using evidence-based and sustainable methodologies. 5) using new approaches, technology and methodologies.
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