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John's Story

John has been living with multiple sclerosis for 20 years, but still has hope that there will be a cure and a better future ahead. Click here to read John's full story.

John's Story

Liz's Story

Liz suffered her first MS episode when she was only 31 years old and just settling into life as a mum with her 10 month old daughter Jayde. It went on for 6 months, which made caring for her baby very difficult, and left her scared and confused. Click here to read Liz's full story.

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Rob's Story

Rob was 27 years old when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), working as a chef in a 5-star hotel. The heat intolerance and fatigue he experienced, meant that he had to get out of the kitchen. Click here to read Rob's full story.

Rob's Story

Ilissa's Story

Meet Ilissa.

Ilissa has been an occupational therapist at MSWA for 6 years. She’s passionate about yoga, walks with her dog and helping people living with multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions live the best lives they can. 

“I really enjoy helping people get back to what they love doing and what’s meaningful for them.”

Watch her journey.

Anita's Story

Meet Anita.

Anita was diagnosed with MS 30 years ago. She loves being out amongst nature and is a huge believer in the power of meditation and positive thinking. Anita enjoys passing these practices on to others and with the help of her MSWA Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist, she is able to teach mediation to adults and children within her community. 

“MSWA allows me to be independent and in control, so I can give back to the community”

Watch her journey.

Neil's Story

Meet Neil.

Neil lives in one of MSWA's high support accommodation facilities. Since moving in, Neil has led a more independent and active social life. And, the 24-hour care gives his parents piece of mind.

Neil’s father says, “He’s out doing different things every day…now if we want to see him we have to make an appointment!”

Watch his journey.

Lyndee's Story

Meet Lyndee.

After suffering a stroke, Lyndee was living in a nursing home before moving to one of MSWA’s high support accommodation facilities in Fern River. Not only is she now among people her own age, the care and support Lyndee receives means she gets to participate in the activities she loves with the people she loves. Her adored granddaughter, Lyric, visits her regularly and the two can often be found hitting the shops or frequenting MSWA’s Outreach Centre for arts and crafts.

“From working with the physio I’ve got some movement back in my left side, which helped with my talking, which is good because I’m a bit of a social butterfly!”

Watch her journey. 

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With your support, MSWA are delivering real things to real people living with neurological conditions in Western Australia.

It is easy to show your support. You can buy a raffle ticket, a lottery ticket, even an entertainment book, or simply donate.

End of Financial Year is just up ahead!

Consider a tax-deductible donation to MSWA by 30 June 2017.

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