Poon's Story

CCD have been providing invaluable support for 14 year-old Poon, who has cerebral palsy, for some time and with their help he has made a vast amount of progress. He lives with his family: his father who is a farmer, his older brother who is studying and his mother who cares for him at home.


When CCD first started working with him he was mostly dependant on his mother. He had trouble sleeping, wouldn’t participate in any activities with people he didn’t know and spent most of his time sitting or lying down, which meant he put on a lot of weight. He tried to walk with a wheelchair frame but, due to a fall, he had so much fear that his mother always had to support him.


Once CCD started to help they would visit him weekly to practice development and do physical therapy. To begin with, Poon found it hard to cooperate but once he got to know the staff and therapists he started taking part in the training and activities.


Poon now has a full care plan, he attends an inclusive school three days a week for educational development and does physical therapy with CCD once a week. His time at school means he depends much less on his mother. His teachers and physical therapists both agree that there is clear improvement in both his physical and mental state.


He is now much more interested in taking part in activities, which in turn has meant his weight has decreased and his sleep has improved. He can now even walk on his own with a therapist nearby, again meaning he no longer depends on his mother to always support him.


Poon continues to attend the school and CCD plans to train him to walk using a wheel walker frame all by himself so he is able to go to the bathroom and move about his home by himself.

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