0

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

Click here to donate and change a life like Emily’s

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.”

Donate now to grant a Christmas wish for a young person like Emily

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.

Donate now

Are you a young person seeking help?

What we do

GET INFO

Get Help

GET INFO

Contact Us

GET INFO

A huge thanks to our supporters 

Hand Heart Pocket
Merlo
ANZ
ALS
Tatts Group
CV Services
DAE
Vincents
Vantage Performance
FKG
Servcorp
EY
Bruce Lynton
Shine Lawyers
Eureka Landscaping
Vertica Capital
Pilot
Just Cause Bunch
Nova
Coates
Aurora Adventures
One Harvest - love beats
Media Merchants
HSF
Batercard
Betta Home Living
Savills
Vuly
Forte Catering
Birdsville Social Club
Brighton Homes
Story Bride Hotel
Women's Weekly
Taylor Byrne
Wolff Group
Rivergum Homes
Cutting Edge
Neals
Hopgood Ganim
Knight Frank
Motorola Solutions
Braggs Signs
Collins Food
GNK
Queensland Rail
KFC Youth Foundation
Carbone
Sage
Morgans
Care Tech
De Luca Corp
Channel Nine
QIC
Audio Visual Elements
Tattersalls Club
Queensland Government
ALS Global
Triffid
Select AV
Flight Centre Foundation
Clark Real Estate
Birdsville Hotel
LAS logo
MTAQ
Keystone
Birdsville Roadhouse
CUB
Thrifty
Bunnamagoo
McCabe Curwood
Style
Network First
MMO Interiors
Just Photography
MS Queensland
MGD Private
Spot Productinons
Good2give