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A continuous representation of child rehabilitation in Aruba.
Run by passionate volunteers.
In Aruba, the situation in the field of therapeutic and medical assistance to children with a serious physical and/or cognitive disability is distressing and, due to its small scale, very inadequate. To provide a structural answer to this disturbing situation, Micky's Foundation was established at the end of 2014. We organize back-to-back projects of 3 months each, in which 2 therapists treat 40-45 children (at home or at school). They come as volunteers and work for an expense allowance. They are BIG registered and highly qualified to perform their paramedical activities for our target group in Aruba. Continuity of therapy is very important for the parents and children. In the period 2015-2023, Micky's Foundation has so far treated 190 children, with more than 18,000 free therapy hours, by 59 therapists. The reactions from parents are extremely positive, also because there is a cooperation with the locally treating therapists and we have started a lobby at the local health insurance company the AZV. The therapy is free. We do not receive any government subsidy. We depend on donations. The therapy is always given with the assistance of at least one parent, so they can learn to give (easy) therapy exercises to their child.
Do you want to know more about our history and activities, please read the 'About us' section.
In January 2024 a familiar face re-enters the arena, with pediatric physiotherapist Enya Martin (from project 20). She is accompanied by very experienced therapists Helga van de Linden (occupational therapist) and Martina Quint (pre verbal speech therapist). They kick off our 10th anniversary year with project 31. This is the first time we will work with three disciplines in 1 project, providing therapy on a daily basis to around 45 children. Hopi exito Enya, Helga y Martina!
A true Christmas spirit gesture from Gianni's restaurant to our children and their parents on December 14th.
Here you see Lex (physio) working with Noah (4) in project 29, on standing up, looking for balance and gaining strenght.
Marian from project 30 working with Ameila, who was born with spina bifida and after years of practice can now have fun on a bicycle by herself!