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12:00 AM, February 08, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 08, 2011

Valerie Taylor's anniversary of birth today

Today is the 67th birthday of Valerie Ann Taylor, founder and coordinator of the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP), says a press release.
Valerie was born to Marie and William Taylor in 1944 in Kent, the UK.
She is a fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (FCSP) and first came to Bangladesh with Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) in 1969 to work as a physiotherapist in the Christian Hospital of Chandraghona in Chittagong Hill Tracts.
Having grown up living close to National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville in England, she was very aware of the need for rehabilitation services for the disabled in Bangladesh.
She established Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) at 1979 with four spinal cord injured patients.
For 31 years in services CRP provide treatment, education & rehabilitation about one-lakh patients with spinal cord injuries. In 1998 Valerie was granted Bangladeshi citizenship.

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