Feeling there was no option but to give up their own lives to provide Kezia with adequate care, the family felt confined to their home with no significant help in sight. Kezia and her family are now enjoying more support and better lives with the Scheme.
With Kezia now a participant in the Scheme, Aldrin cannot believe how good life is for his whole family compared to two years ago.
Receiving appropriate equipment such as a hoist and funding for two support workers has been life changing.
‘After eight and a half years, I finally got to visit my family and friends in India,’ Aldrin said.
Most importantly, Aldrin said, Kezia is much happier now, which is evident through her attention span and smiles.
‘Kezia gets a lot of regular therapy, including physio, and I’ve even got the physios teaching her carers the exercises so they can continue to do them with her when the physio is not there.’
‘I’m able to go to work without worry and Maria can too. We’ve built up a great support network and thanks to the NDIS life is so much better now compared to before’, he said.