The stroke that took away Tania’s confidence and independence at age 39 also took her away from her family and her community.

The isolation of being confined to her bed in an aged care facility for three years was as debilitating to Tania as the physical effects of her stroke.

The NDIS meant that Tania was able to put plans in place that would help her reclaim her life. Her first goal was an electric wheelchair.

Tania’s second goal was to be reunited with her husband and daughter; her NDIS funding allowed her to choose the personalised supports and equipment she needed to move back home and live with her family. It’s also helped her pursue a career educating Aboriginal people about the NDIS and improving the lives of young people in aged care facilities.

“The NDIS has absolutely changed my life for the better.”

“I am now back living and receiving support in my own home, surrounded by my family.”

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