In 2 weeks, our girl will be 15. I can't honestly believe it. We have had 15 blessed years with her with many many more to come but 15???
Check me out with a card so previous!
And today? WOW - TODAY! I find that even though we have struggled to get help with her for the last 15 years, we struggle no more. Cutting a long story short we have been put in touch with an organisation that we can rely on for hope and support. Why I have never come across this or anyone has mentioned this to us before is a complete mystery but I thank a new friend, Nicky for giving me a link to it. The National Gulf Veterans and Families Association is a charity set up to help victims of the first and second Gulf war plus Afghanistan- be it the soldier, the caring wife or the child of a serviceman who has been affected by the crap they were injected with (and subjected to). And as Mark and I are still convinced that Ellies problems stem from NAPS tablets taken during Desert Storm, this organisation should help our plight to find answers and whom recognise the woes of families like us whom struggle to understand it all. I have been one very happy girl today and I hope that we can start unravelling the truth :) We are hoping they can help get Ellie a Blue Badge for parking (she uses a wheelchair but the DLA don't think she is disabled enough - sheesh, lets not got there with profanity) and hoping that they can raise her mobility status from low to at least medium because we sure as hell can't - even after a tribunal :( But that's the least of the problems we face, Im just dying to get in touch with other families to see if there are any comparison with illnesses and problems so we can truly identify where these problems stem from.
Here is another card for fun, to go in my emergency box for non previously planned occasions!
Im back in the zone with crafting - finally!