vzw VAGA in the spotlight
With our charity party approaching fast, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to put VZW VAGA in the spotlight.
So, what does this organization do exactly? Let us start at the beginning.
26 years ago, Mariette Vermeylen-Nuyts decided to found this association to help parents who also have children with an unusual face. ‘Helping’ in the broadest sense of the word, because at Mariette’s you are welcome 24/7, for emotional support, for help in contacting the right physicians (because, oh boy, there are a lot of them), for financial and psychological support, and so much more.
In addition, they also organize lectures and supervise students during their theses on facial disorders and support projects in Europe where treatments are currently limited or not available.
They also organize a yearly family celebration to offer all the children an enjoyable day with their family.
In short, giving every child a beautiful, promising future full of confidence is what this organization is all about. And it’s exactly this all-round, long-term approach that makes this association one of the most incredible and most heart-warming.
Be sure to take a look at their website http://www.vaga.be/index.php
To top it all off, Mariette also wrote the book ”Katie’s Dream” so that children from preschool age on can get accustomed to other children with a facial abnormality. Because even though facial features may differ, every parent wants their son or daughter to lead a normal life. This illustrative picture book is also available through their website.
If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact any one of our colleagues.