No Ordinary Journey Foundation
No Ordinary Journey Foundation (NOJF) is a registered Canadian charity that is based in Calgary, Alberta, CANADA. It was founded by Laverne Bissky who is the mother of a young woman with Cerebral Palsy.
NOJF is working to revolutionize the care, treatment, understanding and acceptance of children and youth with Cerebral Palsy in Vietnam.
Cerebral Palsy results from damage to the brain before or at birth and affects movement. It may also affect communication and cognitive ability. It affects 17 million people worldwide.
NOJF has a dedicated team of volunteers from three continents, with an average of over 20 years of professional experience each working with individuals who have Cerebral Palsy. Our team trains both parents and medical professionals in Vietnam on the management of Cerebral Palsy.
In 2015, NOJF volunteers will spend over 3 weeks in Vietnam training therapists on how to provide therapy to children who have Cerebral Palsy in some of the poorest and most remote areas of that country.
A one year pilot project will be funded by the Vietnamese government exploring ways to deliver therapies to these children in their communities.
Our therapist training program will be followed by the first ever 3-day conference on Cerebral Palsy to be held in Vietnam in September 2015.
Medical professionals such as doctors and surgeons, nurses and therapists from across the country will be invited to attend.
Please consider donating and supporting both these projects. No donation is too small.
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Thank You and enjoy exploring our website on cerebral palsy
A short documentary about our work in Vietnam: