Advocating for myself

So I have a big garden at the back of my house, and a smaller one at the front.
The grass needs to be cut badly. It has grown really high.
My mom used to do it, but she is no longer able to do it with her COPD, and then my dad took over doing it, but now that his legs dont work right he cannot do it either.
I was trying to find someone to do it and I wasnt having any luck.
I happened to ask my next door neighbour if she knew anyone, and she gave me the phone number of age action.
Age action is an organisation for older people, normally you have to be over 65 before they will help you out. However this afternoon I rang them and told them that I was blind, and explained my circumstances to them.
And voila! The guy I spoke to said a volunteer would cut my grass for me!
They have to phone me to make arrangements, that might be today and it might be tomorrow. We arent sure yet.
But the main thing is my grass is going to be cut!
Thats a huge relief to me!
I’m very glad I advocated for myself, and got my needs met.
It feels good to have done it!

Author: Carol anne

I am 40 years young. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

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