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Emily’s story

“With Youngcare’s support I have gained a lot of independence”

As a teenager living with cerebral palsy, Emily could not be left alone for more than a few minutes because there was no way for her to leave the house in an emergency.

“I live with cerebral palsy, and ever since I can remember my mum Anne has been my primary carer while my dad Chris looks after the family business.

When I started uni I wanted all the usual things: a social life and space to myself, but I couldn’t be left alone for more than a few minutes as I couldn’t leave the house unaided.

There was quite a lot of tension and conflict as I approached that stage of young adulthood where I wanted to break away from my parents, but in 2011 Youngcare changed everything for us.” Emily said

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Emily Dash

Thanks to our supporters Emily received an At Home Care Grant from Youngcare to install an automatic front door and buy a manual wheelchair. It has had a profound impact, making life at home easier and more enjoyable for everyone.

“The new door means that I now feel safe enough to stay in the house alone. As well as giving me the opportunity for my own space, which every young person needs, it allows mum and dad to work longer hours because they don’t need to be home with me all the time.

The manual wheelchair allows me to do things like travel interstate independently and my social life is better than ever! With Youngcare’s support, I have gained a lot of independence. This has inspired me to think about long-term goals.”

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Sylvia and Youngcare grant recipient Emily

“With Youngcare’s support, I have gained a lot of independence. This has inspired me to think about long-term goals. I would like to travel – maybe even overseas!”

Now 26, Emily is an emerging writer, actor and motivational speaker. She also does contract work for Youngcare monitoring the disability sector, drafting written submissions and providing advice on policy updates within the sector.

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