Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Ban Hits MS Sufferer; State Govt Cutbacks Can Taxis for Treatment

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Ban Hits MS Sufferer; State Govt Cutbacks Can Taxis for Treatment

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Byline: Janine hill

MULTIPLE sclerosis has slowly restricted Sharon Chamberlain's movement in the past five years.

Now a government decision is set to limit her even more

Ms Chamberlain will be unable to travel from her Glasshouse Mountains home to weekly hydrotherapy sessions at Nambour after this week.

That is when Disability Services Queensland will stop funding taxis for medical appointments.

Without a wheelchair-accessible car, Ms Chamberlain's only transport options other than her electrical wheelchair are the train and bus.

But she said she could not manage public transport after the physical drain of hydrotherapy.

aThere's no way in the world I could get home after that,a she said.

Ms Chamberlain has asked DSQ to fund a Motormed exercise machine so that she can exercise at home to make up for the therapy sessions that she will not be able to attend, but is yet to receive a decision on her request.

The resilient 46-year-old, who has limited movement in her arms and legs, said she would do her best to keep as fit as she could in the meantime. …

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