Thursday, August 16, 2012

National Disability Insurance Scheme Petition

To the Australians - you have probably heard the debate about the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the media. I will admit I didn't really think much of it as I hate politics and I didn't really know what it would mean for me being vision impaired.

Guide Dogs have started a campaign to ensure that people who are blind and have vision impairments are not forgotten. As I have previously mentioned, I had help from Guide Dogs with mobility and getting a cane. This was a free service and they came to me. It was so beneficial even though I still have some sight, and the Guide Dogs people were so lovely and supportive and put me in touch with other organizations and people that could help. Which is why I strongly support taking part in this campaign as to keep the support and funding for Guide Dogs to make their wonderful services easily accessible to everybody.

Check out the link below and ENTER YOUR DETAILS!!!!

Vision Loss Australia

My absence

As some of you have noticed I haven't been writing lately. Mainly because I haven't found what I want to say.

My grandmother was diagnosed with a grade 4 (the worst) brain tumour 8 weeks ago and has been in hospital since. Her life and my families lives have been turned upside down overnight. The stress, anguish and emotions can not even be described.

She is a strong, tough, loving and caring person and to see her go through this sucks. She has shown me how precious life is and that I need to go out there and live, regardless of any adversities I may face. And you can't argue with a woman in a hospital bed with no hair!

So I've come to realise that even though I have this disability that effects me everyday, I still have my health and I can still be happy. I can still do everything I want to do despite what other people may tell me. I no longer see my disability as that - a disability- it's just another challenge I have to face, and I will, and I will succeed. Sure I can't be positive everyday and some days I wish I could see better or things were easier, but the fact is I can still live. I can still achieve my hopes and dreams, I might just have to take a different path to get there.

Never give up and try and be positive as much as you can. Accept what you have and find a way to nurture it and turn it into a positive experience. No matter what people say, even though we may be vision impaired we can still do absolutely ANYTHING we want! Where there's a will there's a way!