A day after raising a whopping €1.2 million from the public, ALS activist Bjorn Formosa received a government donation of €60,000 to build a neuro-gym at the care facility he plans to build for patients with neurodegenerative diseases.
Social Accommodation Minister Roderick Galdes visited Formosa today to present him with a €60,000 donation on behalf of the Housing Authority.
“Home is the foundation upon which the quality of life of people relies, and [Dar Bjorn 2] will cater to the needs of everyone it welcomes,” Galdes said
“This is the model we adopted in the housing sector, basing our work on investigations into people’s needs and finding specific solutions to address them.”
The neuro-gym will offer clinical neurorehabilitation services for people with ALS and other neurodegernative diseases, giving them physiotherapy to allow them to remain functional and promoting an active lifestyle.
“The Social Accommodation Ministry and the Housing Authority have always been ready to collaborate with NGOs who have knowledge of particular realities, and this is what is happening with Dar Bjorn 2, a residence that will offer specialised facilities and services but also a community home that will offer a sense of normality.”
Formosa thanked Galdes and the Housing Authority for sponsoring the neuro-gym, and the people of Malta for the generosity they displayed during yesterday’s telethon.
“This isn’t just a donation but money that will allow us to set up the best neuro-gym in Malta,” he said.
Lovin Malta recently joined Bjorn Formosa, his wife Maria and the ALS team behind the scenes to see what it’s really like living with ALS – watch the eye-opening documentary below:
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