The impact you have by getting involved – Jurn’s story
Jurn was just 6 years old when CCD first made contact with his family. Jurn’s parents are farmers and heavily rely on their agricultural work to sustain their household income. Jurn has cerebal palsy, which makes his participation in the family’s farming business particularly difficult.
When Jurn was young his mother and father felt they needed the support of CCD’s daycare staff so they could go out to work during the day.
CCD bought Jurn his first wheelchair and installed a walking bar in his house so that he could practice leg strengthening exercises whilst at home. CCD staff delivered physiotherapy, specifically focusing on increasing dexterity to allow Jurn to feed himself, pick things ups, paint and, later, to write.
Before CCD lent their support to Jurn’s family, Jurn could not hold an object, could not feed himself, nor use shower facilities unaided.Jurn is now 23, and owing to CCD’s intervention, has developed mobility and has learnt a number of skills which have proved life-changing. Jurn is now an independent young man, who runs his own small business!
Jurn loves the land, and decided he would use his passion and his family’s expertise to set up a flower business. Jurn runs the nursery from his home, and tends to and cultivates all his blooms alone. He trades in local markets and people travel from other provinces to buy his plants. Jurn specialises in growing bonsai trees and has an impressive collection of these magnificent plants.
Once a boy who could not hold a pencil, Jurn is now a self-sufficient businessman with advanced computer skills. CCD still make regular visits to his home to offer their advice and support if needed, and to buy his plants!