Tocumwal's Annie Boake will work with disabled children in an orphanage when she travels to Vietnam next week.SOPHIE BURGE May 28, 2014 3:16am
Aspiring podiatrist Annie Boake leaves for Vietnam next week, where she will further her studies while working with disabled youngsters in an orphanage.
The Charles Sturt University student will be one of two training Australian podiatrists at the orphanage for five weeks.
Annie, from Tocumwal, will be dealing with many disabilities including those who need wheelchairs and other means of mobility, including skateboards.
The trip is part of her university placement, and she will travel with another podiatrist, two occupational therapists, two speech therapists and two physiotherapists who are all studying at CSU.
The students will work in interdisciplinary teams with children with disabilities and their carers.
The team will be implementing walking aids, wheelchairs and orthotic devices, feeding programs and stretching and strengthening programs.
‘‘There are a lot of children with growth deformities that wouldn’t exist in Australia,’’ Annie said.
‘‘They don’t have much at all in terms of management of illnesses, and the orphanage relies solely on donations.
‘‘Some children can’t physically sit up, so we hope to implement tools to sit them up so they don’t choke on food.
‘‘It’s the little things, so educating them and facilitating them with a few devices hopefully makes their lives a little easier.’’
Annie is seeking cash donations so she can buy the required devices, which she said are cheaper to buy in Vietnam.
If you can donate, please call Annie on 5874
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