Read about Vucinic
Zeljka's experience working with disabled children
Vucinic Zeljka works with disabled children using
physical therapy in Slavonski Brod's general hospital,
is in Croatia. Vucinic sent her "story"
to us on October 19, 2002.
of philanthropy did you participate in?
I work with disabled children using physical therapy. It is my job, and it reflects
my love towards disabled children and their families.
have you been involved in this work?
I have worked with disabled children for over 20 years.
Where do you work?
I work in our general hospital, which is called Dr.Josip Benčević, in Slavonski
Brod, in Croatia. I work in the children’s department.
work anywhere else?
I do voluntary work at an association for stimulating the healthy development
of children and youth in my town.
the best thing about your job?
I very much enjoy learning about the experiences experts from around the world
who work with disabled children. I lean a lot from exchanging information on
is the hardest part of your work?
The hardest of my volunteer work is finding sponsors who wish to support the
work of a nonprofit organization devoted to helping disabled children. It’s
hard to find funding for children with special needs. It is a tragedy because
disabled children and their families deserve and need our help.
would you say to someone else who is thinking
of getting involved with some kind of philanthropy?
Everybody must open their own heart for others.
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