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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 180 children, with more than 16,000 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 October 2023 very experienced pediatric physiotherapist Marian Schouwaert (left) has started working in project 30, which will run until December 31st. She will continue providing treatments to around 30 children. Marian will team up with our skilled speech therapist Hanneke de Vaan. Hopi exito Marian and Hanneke.
Here you see Lex (physio) working with Noah (4) in project 29, on standing up, looking for balance and gaining strenght.
Karlieke (Physio) from project 29 is working with Gabriel (8) after a botox treatment, to gain strenght and to prevent tiptowing.