No Ordinary Journey Foundation’s (NOJF) founding principle is to bring hope and dignity to children with Cerebral Palsy (CP) in Vietnam and around the world. We accomplish this by educating parents and medical professionals on the management of CP as well as providing specialized equipment to young children with CP. We work closely with local partners such as hospitals and their parent groups. Our strength lies in our volunteer team of professionals which consists of doctors, nurses, therapists and social workers from Canada, Europe and Australia. We also rely heavily on the generosity of incredible local Vietnamese volunteers for translation, interpretation services and general support. Our success to date has largely been attributable to our friends – the Vietnamese volunteers.
The highlight of our programming in Vietnam so far has been organizing the first ever medical conference on CP in September 2015, which was attended by over 100 medical professionals from across the country.
No Ordinary Journey Foundation has received the support by Rotary, Kiwanis, Alberta’s Community Initiative Program, Nicole Jennifer Creig Legacy Foundation and other organizations. We also welcome and appreciate the donations of private donors which are a significant portion of our funding. Private donors may like to consider donations for specialized equipment such as wheelchairs. We are a registered Canadian charity and are able to issue charitable receipts for donations.
No Ordinary Journey Foundation is a small charity with a big heart. NOJF was founded by Laverne Bissky, herself the parent of a young woman with CP. We are based in Calgary, Canada and we are operated by a board of directors.