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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.”

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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”

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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!”

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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!”

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Samantha's Story

“I am a nearly 53-year-old woman living with MS. I was diagnosed many years ago and have been very lucky with my health. I have been through several medications over the years due to bad reactions, an anaphylactic shock and a trip in an ambulance to emergency but am I’m now taking Tecfidera which seems to be going well. 

I have numbness in my legs and pins and needles in my hands and suffer from fatigue occasionally. I also have a small balance issue, but I’ve been able to work through everything and have good support through family networks. I think my worst time was the day my eldest son was diagnosed a couple of years ago in his 20s. I would rather take all of that on for him than him go through it but he is managing well and that’s a blessing”. Continue reading Samantha's story here

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