JUSTIFICATION FOR THE FOUNDATION
Another common causes of disabilities in adulthood is motor neuron diseases and movement disorders such as Parkinson disease, Gillian Barrel syndrome, multiple sclerosis, neuropathies among others. These always occur when an individual is at his/her prime and rendered them disabled. It does not impact negatively on their community participation; it renders them functionally impotent. The rehabilitation of these condition does not only take a long process, it is also financially demanding which often go beyond the capacity of either the patients or their immediate relatives. These usually increase the burden of care. Another common cause of long-time disability is spinal cord injury. This is also common in the active life years. It is usually having better prognosis when the intervention is quick and apt. unfortunately, because of financial incapacitation, most spinal cord injured individuals do not recover. These leave a great burden in the patients and the families alike.
Cerebral palsy and other neuro developmental and genetic disorders such as muscular dystrophy, Down’s syndrome, autistic spectrum disorders among many others are long-time health conditions that are not only physically and emotionally demanding on the unprepared parents, they are of great financial burden.
People with mental health disorders are usually not fully rehabilitated and integrated/reintegrated to the society for effective functioning and productivity because of its long-time financial demands. People with mental health disorders often develop secondary complications from their pharmacological interventions and are not usually followed up for proper care and return to community participation