Meet Karen

Seven years ago, Karen could never have imagined the devastating consequences of an acquired disability.

After suffering a stroke, Karen had to re-learn how to walk and other basic living skills in order to look after herself.

Your gifts contribute to specialised training of Disability Support Workers, ensuring Karen has professional support, guiding and facilitating her recovery as she reclaims some of her lost independence and gains renewed confidence.

Recently, Karen emceed an Able Australia event. It was the first time she’d spoken in front of an audience since her stroke. “It was great being valued, and being a part of something important again for the first time since my stroke,” she said of the satisfaction she got from the experience.