Some of our NDIS participant stories
If ever there was a family built on grit and determination along with lashings of love, it is Joel and Lisa’s.
When Johnny finished school in Bathurst last year, it was as if a door had slammed shut on the outside world – literally.
Robbie loves nothing more than getting together with his mates on a Saturday night. Not too much of a challenge for most young men – but for Robbie it has taken his entire life to reach this point.
When Lismore held its annual Lantern Parade, on Saturday, 23 June 2018, Poppi was front and centre with her own hand-made lantern after almost a year being actively involved as a lantern-maker with parade organiser lightnUp Inc.
From being a black belt karate champion at 12 to being confined in a wheelchair at 14, it’s fair to say the past few years have been a roller coaster ride for Bathurst high school student Nick.
When Grace finished school a few years ago, all she wanted to do was move out of home, crank up the music and live her own life. Pretty much the same as many other young adults keen to begin leading an independent lifestyle – except that in Grace’s case she has mild cerebral palsy, a mild intellectual disability and epilepsy.
One morning 10 years ago, Bronwyn woke up and discovered she couldn’t get out of bed. Since then life has turned upside down for the Dubbo resident and her husband Stewart.
Phil has been living with an acquired brain injury (ABI) and Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) for 24 years. Since acquiring his disability, he has always managed to be independent, living in his own home in the Northern Rivers region of NSW.
Vicki (48) has lived at home in Lismore with her parents all her life. She has a bright and bubbly personality but needs substantial support on a day-to-day basis and, with Joy’s capacity to provide care diminishing, the burden fell on Keith.
If you ask Annette the best thing about her first National Disability Insurance Scheme plan, you won’t hear so much about how it’s helped her – but a lot about how it’s helped her beloved old guide dog Delta.