Before finding out about Lite n’ Easy and the NDIS, my carers had to help cook my meals, and we froze them. We shopped for the ingredients together and I also bought a lot from cafes. This was expensive and time-consuming, plus I would skip meals often, being bored with the same few things.
A friend recommended Lite n’ Easy to me and I have loved it. There is much more variety with food like fruits, grains, and vegetables in dishes I wouldn’t usually get. Lite n’ Easy has many different menu choices, and I enjoy trying the wide variety of dishes.
Being well-nourished is helping me in many ways. I do not wake up through the night hungry anymore. The food is so tasty and healthy. The meat is tender and beautifully cooked. The roasts are fantastic. It is all so healthy and the servings are generous so I look forward to my mealtimes now.
Under my NDIS package, I have a carer who assists me in unpacking and organising my meals in the fridge and opens the corner before they leave. I can choose what I want to eat and heat them in the microwave independently, which makes me feel better about myself.
I have been deaf and blind since birth. I communicate using my braille monitor, computer and the help of my carers, who use a finger-spelling technique. Lite n' Easy is one of the best food delivery services I have tried. This makes me excited to get involved as a testimonial to help others with a disability who may find themselves in a similar situation.
Being deaf-blind back in the 60s meant I could not attend high school, but I did my education via correspondence. I acquired three university degrees a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Education, and a Master of Educational Studies.
My hobbies include keeping up with current affairs and learning to use my iPhone with a Mantis braille screen reader. I exercise using physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and riding my tandem electric bike. I also like to participate in fundraising for charities like AUSHEAL, to train doctors and surgeons in orphanages in Bali, Kuala Lumpur etc. I regularly volunteer at Third Space to help homeless people.
In 2005, I wrote and published my autobiography titled, “A Penny for Your Thoughts”.