Donations made to kids’ physiotherapy unit

A number of donations were made by local charity I AM CO to assist children receiving treatment at the Cayman Islands Hospital’s physiotherapy department.  

With some 40 children regularly using the physiotherapy department, I AM CO saw the need to donate toys and equipment. 

“The equipment and sensory toys will greatly benefit the children that receive treatment here,” said Rockella Smith, physiotherapy manager at the Health Services Authority. 

“They will help our young patients with mobility, balance and flexibility. In addition to the specialized equipment, the sensory toys will keep the children engaged and incorporate fun activities into their sessions.” 

I AM CO was established in 2004 with a mission to alleviate poverty throughout the Caribbean with the provision of basic needs and educational opportunities. 

WendyAnn George, I AM CO representative, said. “I AM CO is here to assist individuals to become more independent, thereby reaching their full potential. 

“We saw the HSA’s physiotherapy department as an opportunity for our organization to touch the lives of the children currently receiving treatment, as well as those in the years to come.” 

Donation

From left, HSA nurse manager Hazel Brown, HSA physiotherapy manager Rockella Smith, HSA pediatric physiotherapist Jennifer Ryan, and I AM CO representataive WendyAnn George display the donated equipment.