On Valentine's Day, our LiveBetter Gladstone customer Louise got married! It was such a beautiful day, we are all so happy for her and her husband Keith. From all of us at LiveBetter Community Services, we would like to congratulate Louise and Keith on this very special occasion. Below is a story written by Louise that we would love to share with you:
"In My Dreams.
Growing up I was always told that I couldn’t do everything anyone else could do… why? Because I had a disability. I started to believe that, until I turned 18 and started receiving support services through Disability Qld. I received 24 hour support 7 days a week – I was considered complex support.
Through encouragement and being listened to I can confidently say, “Look at me now!”
I now do Supported Employment; I have obtained my drivers licence and the car to go with it. I only have 12 hours drop in support a week. I also obtained my Decision Making Right back from the Office of the Public Guardian and now I make MY own choices.
10 years ago I met the man of my dreams and I have been engaged and living with him for almost 9 years. On Valentine’s Day 2019 we finally got married!
Support staff from LiveBetter Gladstone assisted me with preparing and planning for our big day. Dress fittings, shoe shopping, making wedding favours, helping make a veil, decorating the Hall and even just being there to help settle the nerves before the big day. There was a lot to do in a short time but with family, friends and LiveBetter’s support staff, we did it!
Keith and I look forward to a happy and long life together.
– Louise Kim"