Global health gives back to the communityPOSTED: 03/18/15 7:04 PM
St. Maarten – Since March is Brain Awareness Month and April is Autism Awareness month, the Global Health team has decided to give back to the community by volunteering every Friday at the I Too Can Learn Center. The team aims to establish a balance and vestibular rehab exercise program to stimulate the children’s developing brains.
Dr. Neil Patel and Marigold Vreeland of Global Health have been volunteering every Friday and the clinic donated rehab equipment to further integrate balance, coordination and gross motor skills which ultimately leads to strong activation of the frontal lobes. The I Too Can Learn center is a small private school in the Dutch Quarter run by Beverley Gibbs that caters to developmentally challenged children.