March 1st marks the beginning of National Cerebral Palsy Awareness month. We are blessed to be able to care for several children suffering from CP in our rehabilitation center in Pyong Yang; however, there are still many children waiting to be treated and several hundreds more who are still untouched and hidden away in their homes. Families often times lack the general awareness that although there is not a cure, CP can be treated so that the child can live a happy, full life. Most believe the disease is untreatable and leave their children in debilitating circumstances; however with simple physical therapy treatments like the kinds practiced at our rehab center, major improvements can be seen in children's range of motion and quality of life.
We want to bring awareness to families about this disorder that affects so many children not only in our own homes but also abroad in North Korea and China and start the conversation on how we can be more proactive in tackling this issue. With funds continuing to come in for our Pyong Yang Spine Rehabilitation Center (PYSRC), we will continue to press forward towards providing an amazing space where Dr. Stephen and Joy Yoon can continue their work and treat the hundreds of children waiting to be taken in.
We are praying for all of our children in our rehabilitation center and for their families as well as all of those untouched children waiting to be seen and given a second chance at life.