24 May 2017 at 12:00AM
Category: Your Stories
Hi, my name is Liz.
I was only diagnosed with MS just on 6 years
It came as a very big shock, but I work on the idea that of all the things
that I could have been diagnosed with, it was the best of a bad lot.
I haven’t let it stop me from doing much as I
am still the same person but I have just slowed down a little.
Volunteering at BrainLink means a lot to me.
It gives me the chance to give back to the organisation that helped me so much
in learning about my problems.
with a wonderful bunch of people who have all had Acquired Brain Injuries. Some
through accidents and many through unfortunate factors of birth. As a group we
give our participants the opportunity to air all the problems that they face,
in a non-threatening or judgemental environment. We work through many of those
problems and give all the participants the opportunity to have a voice.
One of the first things that I have gained
from being a volunteer has been to meet so many lovely people that have become
my friends. It has also given me a
chance to not feel sorry for myself, as there is always someone who is worse
off than me.
I hope that my involvement with the Lifemoves
Program has given all those involved a different platform to laugh together,
and to cry together without fear of being criticized.
Click here for more info on LifeMoves Peer Support Program