On April 17th and 18th 2023, World Pediatric Project (“WPP”) hosted its
first Physical Therapy mission for the year at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. The mission lasted for two (2) full
days and was led by physical therapist, Lisa Bebko. She was accompanied by occupational therapist, Jessica Lynn.
They also had support from local physiotherapist, Mrs. Janelle Ballah, who works at the Milton Cato Memorial
Hospital. The team saw a total of 28 children who have disabilities or genetic disorders that impair their ability to
walk, affect their fine motor and their overall ability to function daily. The youngest of the children that were assessed was a little 3-month-old baby with Spina Bifida, a condition that affects the spinal cord. Wheelchairs we’re donated to two families on this occasion by the Physical Therapy team to assist with the children’s ability to be more
independent in moving around.
It was a heartwarming moment for the parents to see their children start this new journey of life. The team continued the mission in St. Lucia for another 3 days from April 19th – April 21st 2023.
WPP also expresses their gratitude to The Maria Holder Memorial Trust for sponsoring this trip and making it possible for the children.
The next upcoming team that will be in St. Vincent is the Scoliosis mission led by Dr. James Bennett.
This mission is scheduled for May 13th – 20th, 2023. Individuals interested in supporting the work of WPP can contact the local
office at 784-45