Six-year-old Port Pirie boy Texas Wilson received an early Christmas present when he took possession of a brand new wheelchair. His mother Jeanette Flynn says it has changed his life.
Texas who has a disability following an intraventricular (stroke) haemorrhage at birth was in desperate need of a new chair when his mother, Jeanette reached out for assistance from her local Federal Member Rowan Ramsey.
Ms Flynn was finding it difficult to negotiate her way through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) pathway.
Mr Ramsey was very supportive and did what he could to ensure his new wheelchair was delivered.
“The NDIS has been achieving remarkable outcomes for so many people, Mr Ramsey said, “but there are always going to be some hiccups and this is where I am pleased to help if I can.”
Texas’ mother Jeanette said “Texas has hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy and epilepsy and the new chair has made his life a lot easier.”
“He can now go on school excursions and it’s made a real difference to his life.”
“He can wheel himself around now to an extent which has given him that real sense of freedom.”