There are so many wonderful things to look forward to in your 30s BUT
suffering from a STROKE is definitely not one of them!
Unfortunately, this is the story of Celestina, a 30-year-old mother of two living in Dodowa, Ghana. Celestina is a stroke survivor currently living with impairments that make it difficult for her to walk, talk, and care for her and her children’s daily needs.
In Ghana, stroke is one of the top 10 causes of death and the leading cause of adult disability. Like many stroke survivors in Ghana, Celestina needs personalized occupational, physical and speech therapy services to improve her daily function and independence.
GoTHERAPY is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve and provide individuals living with chronic health conditions (such as stroke) access to quality occupational, physical and speech therapy services in West Africa.
Through a partnership with the Shai Osudoku District Occupational Therapy Unit, we provide therapy services and health and wellness education to stroke survivors in Dodowa through our Stroke Community Re-Integration Program (SCRIP).
To start the program...
GoTHERAPY, Staff from the Shai Osudoku District and community members from Dodowa transformed an old pharmacy warehouse into a functional space to provide therapy services to the community.
In just 2 weeks of transforming the space, we have completed over 100 treatment sessions providing stroke survivors, like Celestina, with quality occupational and physical therapy services.
This former warehouse, however, requires a FULL RENOVATION to address structural damages and equip the space with electricity, plumbing, and washrooms.
This site will become the Shai Osudoku Community Occupational Therapy Center, the FIRST community OT center in Ghana.
Also, the new home for GoTHERAPY, Inc.
There is life after a stroke!
With your help, the Community Occupational Therapy Center will equip stroke survivors, like Celestina, with the skills, strength, and confidence to live meaningful and productive lives.