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Personal Care Givers – what they mean to me …

In 2012 my life changed directions. I went from being able to look out for myself on my own (Independent) to having someone come into my life and care for me on a casual bases.

June 2012 I had a fall and broke my knee. Eeek … Let me just take you back a bit to before this incident. I was using a wheelchair to help me get through the day. I was still walking around the house, however when I got tired I would hop in the chair and take a load off my legs. I could still get in and out of the car okay but I needed assistants with my manual wheelchair getting it in and out of the car, so all in all fairly mobile and able to look after myself. After breaking my knee my life was turned upside down. Not immediately because I wasn’t going to except it.

It was towords the end of 2013 when I realized I needed help. My family work and weren’t available during the day to help me out and my other dilemma was I needed someone who could help me out with my sporting career.

I contacted my client service manager at Muscular Dystrophy Queensland and they helped me get the ball rolling with an application for funding for a personal carer with DSQ. That’s when Linda Delamotte and “YOUR HOME CARE” come into my life and change the way I lived for the better.

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Linda was great. Our first meeting was to get together,  Linda and I and talk about what I needed to make my life easier, less stressed, reduce the pain I was suffering at the time because I was trying to do things that I simply shouldn’t have been doing. We had a great talk, we covered everything from help going to doctors appointments,  shopping,  the dreaded house work and my sporting needs.  Linda had been given fair warning by MD QLD that I was involved in Rifle Shooting and that my carer was going to have to like it too. She needed to be okay with handling a rifle, putting the rifle together before meets, loading it for me and travelling with me to all my competitions (State, National and International competitions).

Linda was amazing. She went back to her office, looked through a list of her staff at the time and found a girl lady who she thought would be compatible. My carer was young, fit, single and ready for an adventure with me.

The staff at Your Home Care are there 24/7 for their clients. Young, old, adventurous, recovering from an illness, respite for families or just a companion to keep you company.

I now have piece of mind and so does my family. I have the care I need and gives me independence.

For more information head over to Your Home Cares website http://yourhomecare.net.au you’ll find contact details and a list of services their staff can provide you.

Thanks to Linda and her staff,  I’m living a great life, stress free and I now represent Australia as a 10m Air Rifle Para-Shooter

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Don’t forget live life like there’s no tomorrow ….. 💜💜💜

You can find me at

Facebook – fb.me/lifesjourneyonwheels

Messages –  m.me/lifesjourneyonwheels

I have another Facebook Page – What is FSHD? Awareness and Fundraising Page. The condition I was born with.

FACEBOOK –fb.me/whatisFSHD

MESSAGES – m.me/whatisFSHD

Author:

Hello .... I'm a wheelie living my life to the fullest. This blog is about my life and its all about now or never. Follow my journeys - from traveling all over my country to everyday triumphs. I may not be able to use my legs however I have a heart and soul and I won't sit around feeling sorry for myself. So come with me on my journey of life and have some fun along the way. I will share the ups and downs, the fun and the hardships to having that fun. Places I go, equipment I use and my dream of staying independent and much much more

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