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Disability Matters has been helping many people over the years... Here are a few of their stories.

NATHAN'S STORY

Hi, My Name is Nathan Murray and This is my Story.

After I left school I moved in with my grandmother Annie.

Annie has spent a lot of time over the years teaching me the skills I would need to have to one day move into a place of my own. She has always believed in me and my abilities.

I have been living in my own unit by myself for about 5 years with support from Disability Matters. I like having a place of my own. I like being independent.

Some of things that I like about my life are:

I write my own songs and I like it that I come up with my own words for my songs. These songs express my inner feelings.

I perform my music at Tableland Music Lovers Shed and I have got my own band. We are called the” Red Rose Angel Band”. My good mate Colin is my lead guitarist.

I have been going to the Music Shed for about 2 years and I have made some good friends there.

I go busking regularly, I play in the Church Band on Sundays and one day I would like to meet the right girl and get married.

I like my job at the Atherton Recycle Market where I work 3 days a week. It is a good job.

My dream for the future is to have my own band and go on tour around the world performing my music. I would love to go to a recording studio and put my music on to CD’S and sell my CD’s.

The support I get from Disability Matters enables me to get to and from work, to live in my own home, to be the musician that I want to be. What I like about Disability Matters is they help me when I need help and they help me to become independent.

CHLOE'S STORY

I wish everyone had a life like mine!

My name is Chloe, I am 23 years old and I live independently in my own unit. I work in a flower shop, I have a Traineeship and am doing Certificate 3 in Floristry. I work 8 hours a week in the Flower Shop.

One day I would like to have my own Flower Shop.

In my spare time I like to read, clean, colour in and talk with my friends. I have a busy and fun life and am active in the community, volunteering at Girl Guides, and being a part of “Disability Matters” theatre group.

I am hoping to save money to go on a Holiday and one day I would love to own a Polaroid Camera. My goals for the future are to compete in the Special Olympics Equestrian Competition and to visit my family in NSW. When I am older I hope I won’t need any support.

“Disability Matters” has been very helpful to me, they have been such a wonderful organisation. I have great support workers and a great coordinator. I don’t know where I would be without them.

Thanks to everyone at “Disability Matters”

 

 

 

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