Drums were an unlikely choice of instrument for a young John McIntosh. He was born with scoliosis – a severe curvature of the spine. Typical symptoms include limited mobility and heart and lung difficulties – the type of symptoms that make lugging around a drum kit challenging.
According to the New Zealand Stroke Foundation, over 9000 kiwis experience a stroke each year – that’s 24 people every day. Strokes often occur without warning, and the impacts can last a lifetime. A stroke is caused by a sudden interruption of blood flow to part of the brain, and can commonly result in hemiparesis…
Life skills – such as cooking a simple meal, getting dressed or using electronic banking – may not always seem like exciting tasks to learn but they are all very important in the process of gaining independence.
Do you want to live in your own home, by yourself or with your partner/family members, but still have access to the support you need? Here’s some information about living independently.