Marilyn explains the struggle of living with mobility barriers, "Last year it was really hard to know whether I'd be able to get to where I needed to be and I wouldn't want to even bother trying (to get places). I was caught out and in (my van when it broke down) at times when businesses weren't open to get help. It's frustrating to have enormously large hurdles to go through."
Marilyn was funded by Mobility Unlimited for van modifications. She has been employed as a case worker for 11 years at DHS with the Seniors & People with Disabilities department and is an active board member of her local independent living center.
Now, Marilyn's life has radically changed. "Places are 'accessible' but you need a power chair and a van to be able to get up in the morning and get out and about so you can get to work and enjoy your job and be appreciated. We want to work and have significance in our lives. With my new van, I've now gained mobility. I'm able to do more and I have more energy to do it."