Des was once a policeman who sought to protect all of us.
These days he spends most of his time in front of the television.
Des doesn’t watch the TV. He can’t see. He’s completely blind and has an acquired brain injury. So he can only listen to the nature programs he prefers.
Des lost his sight and acquired a serious brain injury as a result of a car accident 20 years ago.
(It’s chilling to think it could happen to any one of us isn’t it?)
He can’t go out alone and he depends on Able Australia to take him to the supermarket and the doctor or to meet old friends at his local club.
These outings are the highlight of his week. Without them, he’d be sitting at home alone listening to the TV day after day. He’d probably live on cups of tea and the odd snack.
- $220 could fund a full session of music or art therapy, and can be attended by 5-6 people at a time
- $60 could be enough to take someone like Des for an outing to a park or hear a local choir
- $35 could help get someone to a swimming lesson, or teach them how to use a computer to keep in touch with family and friends.
Any amount, no matter how large or how small, can help people who may have multiple disabilities take part in fun, safe and memorable activities.