When Trish Gribben and Jane Midgley  (Rose Charities NZ chairperson and treasurer) were in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, for the June meeting of Rose people from around the world, they visited Rose Australia’s rehabilitation project, run by physiotherapist Joanna (will, surname please). She was busy supervising the construction of a space attached to a hospital for post-operative physio—a concept almost entirely unheard of in Cambodia. The big room-to-be had no roof, lots of rubble and bamboo. NOW LOOK AT IT ON JOANNA’S BLOG:
We also met Chan Chea, a young woman who had not moved from her wooden cot since an illness struck her five years before. Thanks to Joanna’s physio programme over the last four months, Chan Chea could WALK to receive a certificate at the opening of the brightly-painted centre.  The mural project has been carried out in conjuction with the Epic Arts Cambodia group.  A beautiful mural has been painted by disabled persons around the walls of the holistic physical therapy payground.    Trish Gribben says: “This is one of the best and most moving things I have EVER seen!”  . More images <click>

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