Colleen is 64 years old – she’s a mother, grandmother, crafter and baker. As she leads an active and independent lifestyle, she wants to continue enjoying the things she loves the most.
Colleen is an adventurer and hasn’t let her declining sight hold her back. Colleen is one of GDV’s first clients on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and she had found the experience to be very positive.
“NDIS is based on what I want to do, rather than just fixing a problem.” she says.
Colleen has rod/cone dystrophy in her retina, and her eye sight has been getting progressively worse as the years go by. Recently, it reached a point where she felt she needed a Guide Dog to feel safe. Colleen has had her Guide Dog, Freeman, for two years now.