I met my cycling group this weekend which included a member returning from an injury. She complimented us all on our robust good health. What happened next astonished me!
After Emily’s accident I had to focus on my unexpected role as an informal carer but what’s the motivation to persevere and why advocate?
Having initially been delighted with the ideology of client centred funding, our experience is revealing the NDIS is atrocious in it’s bureaucracy.
The images of London’s Westminster Bridge after the carnage wrought by a terrorist shocked me as did the images from Berlin (Dec 2016) and Cannes (July 2016). These news reports instantly take me back to when I got a call from a surgeon asking for permission to undertake surgery on my daughter, Emily, after a traumatic event. Shocking news but we coped……
The spotlight was on accessible Sydney – luxury resort Sargood on Collaroy – newly built for people living with spinal injury. The Channel 9, Today show, filmed throughout the accessible accommodation interviewing residents and staff at this fabulous resource. Emily talked to Sylvia Jeffreys. Link below to the Today show….
I was invited onto the ABC 702 Drive Show to talk to Chris Bath about my caring role. Our conversation highlighted the role of carers on International Women’s Day as 70% of primary carers in Australia are women. Have a listen to our discussion.
SpinalCure was the winner at the 89th Academy Awards luncheon hosted by Channel 9 at Glass Brasserie, Sydney as a fundraiser for Project Edge. A glittering cast walked the red carpet alongside Emily!
Self care can be 5 minutes with a cup of tea or a date with the hairdresser either way we need to spend a moment on ourselves to ensure we are robust and healthy to meet the demands of our varied roles. Go on – put your feet up!
Let’s talk self care…
Western Nurse – November-December issue – A New Start.
Emily has endeavoured to up-skill herself since her accident in 2012. Emily readily admits that she always wanted to continue her studies. So the process started as she fulfilled a prerequisite course prior to applying for a post-graduate diploma in psychology. Several years on as a graduate of psychology she considered her options – pivotal to her decision was the goal of working in a team with opportunities and variety – leading Emily to choose a Masters of Social Work.