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Tuesday, 21 August 2012

If you watch one TV programme this year...

... make it 'Best of British: This is Rehab', Channel 4, available on 4od.

This programme embodies the spirit and message of my charitable cause!

These people were you or I until a random moment changed the course of their lives forever!

One women had a brain hemorrhage; one guy a car accident and one guy (a roofer), simply fell off a chair at home and woke up in intensive care, a tetraplegic!!

As I keep on saying-

DISABILITY is INDISCRIMINATE!

You are NOT immune to this being you- however wealthy, healthy, ambitious or positive you may be as an individual.

I say this not to scare you, or make you feel uncomfortable, or guilty of your own fortunate physical circumstances- but to make you aware, (if you have not already leaned the hard way), that life is so bloody precious!

You must treasure every second, as you just have NO idea what is around the corner!

If we can raise enough funds, through your donations, I believe that WE REALLY CAN change the lives of those who have been touched by life changing illness or injury, and the families of those people directly affected, by providing them with the emotional tools to accept, embrace and adapt to their new lives, and to learn to live them in new ways and to find a way to life those new lives to the full.

They need the tools to feel empowered to take back their lives for themselves!

I believe that Get a Life! can provide those tools and get people back their precious, precious lives!

After watching that programme- please then visit Get A Life!'s website at-

http://www.getalifecharity.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=1#.UDQk0u0Tvm0

Unfortunately we are currently experiencing some difficulties with our Just Giving link, but we hope to have this fixed by the end of the week.

Sleep well & say thank you for what you do have, however small, or perceived as insignificant.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Welcome to Discover Disability, the blog that highlights the emotional roller coaster of becoming disabled through illness or injury, for both those living through this difficult adjustment & their families.

I have recently been fortunate enough to receive support for my endeavours to set up the charity 

...which has been over a year in creation and was born of six years of emotional adjustment following my life changing accident.

When a wonderful opportunity came about last week to be a part of The Sun's new exciting feature 'Duncan's People',  with world famous photographer Duncan Raban-
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/4495639/Its-beam-GB.html 
...we rose to the challenge to get the charity's website launched in time for the article going to press.

Although extremely proud of my team that got this website off of the ground, due to the article being published sooner than we had anticipated, we are sadly currently experiencing some difficulties with our Just Giving link from the site, as well as one or two other teething problems.

Despite these issues, we hope that you will find the Get a Life! website an interesting and exciting step towards challenging misconceptions and banishing comparison and promoting compassion for all.

We hope that Get a Life! will attract many out there to join us in improving support for people going through this difficult transition.

Please check out our charitable aims and introduction to our campaign, by clicking on the link at the top of this page.

In the meantime, if you are interested in a first hand account of the physical and emotional transition of becoming disabled, then please take click on our blog post links on the left hand side of this page.  


If you would like to donate to our cause, then please take a minute to fill in our contact form, and it will be our pleasure to get back to you whilst we wait for our online 'Donate' facility. 


Many thanks for your kindness and patience with this problem.
Karen Reader

Charity founder