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Ailidh Anderson

Hi, my name is Ailidh, I am a Care Support Worker.
And I am ready to support our Customers with their care support needs.

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Brett Johns

Hi, my name is Brett, I am a MSWA Customer living with multiple sclerosis.
And I am ready to live my best life.

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Associate Professor Jenny Rodger

Hi, my name is Jenny, I am an MSWA funded Medical Researcher.
And I am ready to reconnect damaged pathways in the brain.

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At MSWA, we are privileged to support thousands of Western Australians living with neurological conditions.

Our community generously share their stories to inspire others and shine a light on what it is like to live with a neurological condition. Whilst their journeys involve challenges, it is through determination, humour and support that they are living meaningful and positive lives.

Lisa's story

Australians will experience around 60,000 new and recurrent strokes a year – that’s one every 10 minutes. Lisa MacLennan was in the prime of her life when she was struck down by a stroke in 2012.

Read how Lisa’s life has changed, and how MSWA and her NDIS plan have made her future brighter.

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MSWA Client Lisa MacLennan

Yvette’s story

Yvette Cocivera was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) at the age of 27.

After discussions with Yvette’s doctor and a second opinion, she knew she couldn’t ignore her life was going to change. Yvette soon realised she was going to need help, and by reaching out to MSWA, she tackled her condition with their support.

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MSWA Member Yvette Cocivera

Neil's story

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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Neil

Lyndee's story

After having a stroke in 2009, Lyndee Aspey was confined to a wheelchair. Lyndee was cared for in a nursing home before moving to one of MSWA’s high support accommodation facilities in Fern River, living among people her own age.

She gets to do things she loves, like spending time with her adored granddaughter.

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Lyndee

Anita's story

Anita was diagnosed with MS over 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 can teach meditation to adults and children within her community.

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Anita

Ilissa's story

Ilissa has been an occupational therapist at MSWA for over six years. She’s passionate about yoga, walks with her dog and helping people living with multiple sclerosis and all 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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Illissa

Rob's Story

Rob was 27 years old when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). At the time, he was 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.

Rob and his family turned to MSWA for information and support.

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MSWA Member Robert Cridge

Andrew’s story

From a young age, Andrew Francis knew about a family neurological condition that might, or might not affect his life, and future generations. It wasn’t until 2002 that Andrew got his answer.

With Huntington’s Disease there is a 50 per cent chance of being diagnosed, if the gene is already present in the family.

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MSWA Client Andrew Francis