“I had the opportunity to interview with Dr. Jumana Odeh, who founded the Palestinian Happy Child Center, which provides treatment and care to children with trauma, neurological disorders, as well as learning and developmental disabilities. Disabilities and neurological disorders are taboo in Palestine, which makes it very hard for parents to find care. Dr. Odeh has been working since 1994 to break down the cultural stigmas, and help provide children with early screenings, diagnoses, specialized care, therapy, and support for parents and caregivers. Dr. Odeh was recognized with the World of Children Health Award in 2008, and will be honored again at the 2017 World of Children Hero Awards on April 19th for her continued great impact in serving children with disabilities.”
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