Today I met a young lady named Sladjana who is physically disabled with Transverse Mialitis. She is 19 and virtually paralysed from the neck down. She was visiting a lady who was her long time carer and accompanied by a young community support worker.
Sladjana is know as Budgie to her carers. Her wheelchair is amazing. She can control it with a chin control and when using her laptop she has a remote control mouse giving her all the actions of hands and mouse. There are other aids on the wheel chair such as breathing assist etc etc.
I am unsure what actually I was invited along for, but I believe I may have interested her in writing a blog about her condition and her day-to-day struggles and wins. I directed her to my blog and will wait to see if she likes the idea and wants help setting one up.
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'Budgie' with computer mouse control
With community support from Clover
Budgie is intelligent, computer literate and artistic.