Two-and-a-half months after the opening of a home for those suffering neurological conditions, Dar Bjorn in Qormi is almost filled to capacity. TVM spoke to some of the residents who are benefitting from the dream of Bjorn Formosa, a dream that has come to reality.
Manuel Agius suffers from Multiple Sclerosis and Joseph Scerri suffers from ALS, but Dar Bjorn is offering them solace from their conditions.
Agius said in his home he did virtually nothing but in the home he finds all the support that he needs, such as nurses and carers. At home his parents are ageing and the future will mean even greater consequences.
Joseph Scerri said that in some way or other communication in the home is possible because they relate to each other and they empathise with each other. He said his room is equipped with all he needs with an adjustable bed and a toilet.
Manuel and Joseph are among the 12 residents in the home that also has technological facilities for persons suffering neurological conditions.
Bjorn Formosa, the founder of the home, said such a home is much needed because persons with such conditions are on the increase.
He is feeling the need for a further home but this has to be analysed but in the coming days he will reveal further information on this stream of thought.
When visiting Dar Bjorn, Leader of the Nationalist Party Adrian Delia said the home is a reflection of a certificate of dedication and commitment by persons like Bjorn who he described as a hero.
The PN Leader spoke with various inmates and employees, numbering in total about 50 persons. He was accompanied by his wife Nickie Vella de Fremeaux who is also the lawyer for Fondazzjoni ALS.