“Not only did it solve my problem, it’s improved my life.”
When you have a disability, sometimes you feel like you’re constantly accommodating your schedule and what you want to do in your life for the fact that you have doctors’ appointments or inconvenient things like bowel programs. It was really good that I didn’t feel like my life was taking a back seat because I had to go and deal with this other medical issue that I didn’t want to deal with. I could talk to Eimear by phone when I was camping!
Working with Eimear, we were able to utilize some equipment that we don’t use in the United States hardly at all, and not only did it solve my problem, it’s improved my life.
Eimear has also been able to kind of be an intermediary between myself and my GP who doesn’t necessarily have the background in spinal cord injury and the specialist knowledge. Having Eimear, as someone who can speak both languages was vital.
“What I love about Crann is that I feel like Crann is my partner. When I go to my GP or something else I always feel like I’m asking for something. As if I’m Oliver Twist, like please may I have X Y or Z.
I feel like I’m always asking or, I don’t feel like I’m on an even play at playing field. When I’m working with Crann, I feel like it’s a partnership and that we’re working together to solve a problem or to meet a need.
It’s the partnership that I really love the best and I feel like there is an understanding of people with spinal cord injuries and neuro-physical disabilities.