Sally is the mother of one of the youngest LSS Participants. Her daughter Madi was nine when she was hit by a car while walking her dog in July 2015.
Madi sustained a traumatic brain injury but made significant progress during her rehabilitation. She was able to walk with the aid of a walker when discharged and her positive progress has continued through therapy to improve her speech and cognition.
Madi is back at school full-time. She plays in an inclusive basketball team and attend Special Olympics basketball ball training every week. Through the LSS, they have been provided support, including intensive rehabilitation through Novita Children’s Services Brain Injury team, attendant care services, equipment and home modifications to support her independence at home and in the community.
Sally says the entire family has benefited from the support from the LSA.
“We’ve been able to focus almost solely on Madi’s rehabilitation without the added financial or overwhelming stress of working out where to go for what services.”
Sally enjoys being involved in the PRG because she feels it’s an excellent opportunity to give back and provide valuable feedback from first-hand experience.
“It’s an opportunity to indirectly support those families coming through LSA behind us and making this very hard time in their lives just a little less stressful.”