After an accident that left him with a severe spinal cord injury, Donny withdrew from interacting with other people for eight long years. Getting his very own mobility scooter has made a world of difference to this Corinda father.
Donny knew that he was missing out on life. Worse, he knew that his son, who would also just stay home to help him, was missing out on life too.
Things changed in February 2021 when through National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) plan, he was able to access a support worker who regularly took him to the gym and to his physiotherapist.
“Every few days I go to the gym and do weights for my legs, and afterwards I go for a swim at the pool as it helps relax my muscles in the water,” the dad said.
“I am always looking at anything that could help me; everything I have access to is what I need for now, but I am always asking my physio if there is any more extensive exercise.”
Shortly after working with NDIS support, Donny received his mobility scooter and it has changed his life in the best way possible.
“Now I can go for a walk with my son, go to the shops and to the local creek with the scooter, Donny said. “I can also go to Coles by myself – no need to wait for anybody, and pick up my son from school with my scooter.”
“What has happened to me in the last six to eight months – wow! My whole life has changed and I am so grateful.”
Donny reached out to Carers Queensland’s NDIS Local Area Coordination Partner in the Community Program for the Brisbane region. Those interested to receive similar benefits as Donny may contact 1300 999 636, or email@example.com