Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Make an Ornament in the PT Office for our Giving Tree!



Every year PT STUCO decorates a Christmas Tree to benefit an organization.  It costs $1 to make an ornament.  All of the ornament supplies you need are in the PT office for you to start the creative juices flowing. 

This year the money is being donated to Friends of the Redeemer United (FORU) - which is the non-profit that funds Stroke Camps in rural Jamaica that Mal, Maggie and I all attended in May.  The work being done there is absolutely amazing.

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE CAUSE:
Brooke is the therapist from the states who has now lived there for 10 years developing these Stroke Camps six times a year as well as providing regular care to the people of rural Jamaica in their home and out of a small one room clinic.  It has always been her dream to open a rehab hospital in St. Elizabeth district where we were because there is zero access for these people. This dream has stayed a dream because of money, land, etc.  

FROM BROOKE's EMAIL:
While one of our volunteers was evaluating a gentleman who suffered a stroke, all of a sudden his wife walks up to me out of the blue and says, “I have some land and a building and I want to start a hospital!  It belonged to my mother and I want to do some good with it, we need to get to work!!!!”  Needless to say I was speechless, who was this lady and how did she have any idea what are plans were?  It took me a few minutes to respond, but I finally expressed to her that we have been dreaming about building a rehabilitation center for many years and would love to talk more about it. 

NOW WE GET THE CHANCE TO HELP GET THE BALL ROLLING!!!!
So relieve some stress, spread the joy, and help someone else in need!

Here is the video for a glimpse of the amazing work going on in Jamaica



With Holiday Joy!

Elena Gray,  Class of 2015

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