Meet Kim. In December 2021, Kim had turned 31 and was enjoying her new life on the Gold Coast after moving to sunny Queensland from regional Victoria. Kim was preparing to return home for the Christmas holidays when tingling in both hands created concern. 

It wasn't long before Kim had received her MS diagnosis  "I didn't know anyone with M.S. I was aware of multiple sclerosis through the M.S. Readathon but I didn't know anything about it prior to my diagnosis, which is when I had to learn very quickly."    

"One of the first things that I did as soon as I got my diagnosis was reach out to MS Queensland and I put my hand up and say, I've got this diagnosis - What does it mean? What can I do? How can you help?"  
"I remember talking to Rita in the NeuroAssist Team and she took me through all of the supports and services that MS Queensland have available."   
"Many times I have called the Neuro Assist team to talk about my condition. Early on, it’s an overwhelming feeling - that not many people can truly understand. The team were always available to listen and I will be forever grateful to MS Queensland. "  

Since connecting with MS Queensland, Kim has been able to access a range of services available to her, thanks to the generous fundraising and donations from the MS Community, including specialist nursing support and NDIS access. 

"When I was diagnosed, NDIS was one of the first services that was recommended to me, but I didn't think that I was eligible. I didn't think that I had symptoms severe enough to consider going on the NDIS" 

After consulting with the MS Queensland team, Kim found that the NDIS could, in fact, be beneficial by allowing her to gain access to even more services and support, from regular physiotherapy to helping her continue to work full time.  

Kim was granted NDIS access at the end of 2023 and is now embracing the best life possible. Between salsa dancing and going to the gym to trapshooting and working a fulfilling job, there is nothing that will stand in Kim's way.   

"The biggest difference in my life now is that I am enjoying life more than I was a year ago. I refuse to let life pass me by because of a condition... "

Currently there are more than 5,500 people living with MS across Queensland which is increasing year on year. Your ticket purchases create lasting impact for people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

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