You're sparking conversations
20 May 2019
Like the 50 per cent of disabled people who feel excluded from society, Ami was feeling cut off from the world – until she started volunteering on Scope’s online community. She explains how you’re helping her make conversations and connections.
Hello! Here’s a little bit about me I have a rare neurological condition that caused me to lose the ability to move my head, arms and legs. I had to learn how to sit up, stand up and walk again. I also have hearing difficulties and vision loss. I need a wheelchair to get around, so accessibility is a challenge. I spend a lot of time at home, and I used to feel very isolated and depressed. But not any more, and it’s all down to you.
Thanks to you, I joined the online community
Scope’s online community has changed my life for the better. It’s funded by your gifts, so thank you! You’re enabling disabled people like me to make friends and get included in the conversation. Whenever we want to connect with someone, we can log on and post a message like: “Anyone fancy a chat?” and you’ll always get a friendly reply.
Now I accept my condition, because of you
Having conversations and making friends on the online community has taught me how to accept my condition. It’s given me the strength and confidence to move forward in life. Now I volunteer on the online community myself. When people post a message like: “Does anyone else feel like this?” I can respond to ease their worries and give them advice.
The most supportive place there is
You’ve given me the best feeling in the world – being part of a community who understands what each other is going through. How can I ever thank you? For once, I’m lost for words!
20 May 2019