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"Walking again!!"

About: Eddercliffe Centre

(as a service user),

I’ve been in a wheelchair since autumn 2017, I have MS and it’s progressed that far. When you’re diagnosed with a condition like MS you’re told to only expect negative stories. 

So in July last year I’d booked a funeral plan, sorted my will and all other relevant paperwork in case I didn’t make it to 40. I have very advanced symptoms. 

Then my Locala OT (Hannah) came to catch up with me and every week things got better. She referred me to a Locala physio (Georgie) and my world turned around. 

I worked with them for over 7 months and slowly, I started to regain some of the skills I thought I’d lost like going out with my family, doing tasks from my chair without support or eating with a knife and fork. I felt alive again!!

But my wonderful therapists weren’t finished yet. 

They supported me to regain faith in my legs, which are very weak due to terrible spasticity. It took a long time but with their support I am now attempting to walk with the help of a walker. I don’t know where I’m heading (not very far 😄) and I can only take a few steps but the point is that with hard work and persistence it’s now possible for me to stand and take a few steps and it wouldn’t have happened without Hannah (my OT) and Georgie (my physio), so thank you so much!!!

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Response from Sarah True, Customer Engagement Manager, Locala Community Partnerships nearly 2 years ago
Sarah True
Customer Engagement Manager,
Locala Community Partnerships
Submitted on 17/02/2020 at 20:32
Published on Care Opinion at 20:32

Hi there

Thank you so much for sharing your story with us and what a story! It has most certainly had a big effect on many of us in the office today. We work in the healthcare sector to make a difference and it's clear that Hannah and Georgie have most certainly done that. It is wonderful to hear what all three of you have achieved over the last seven months. I will share this with both Hannah and Georgie and other members of the team here too.

It would be great to speak to you in person, if you are happy to do that please email me on

Best wishes and that you once again.


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