Thursday, 20 June 2013

I'm a bit late but last week was Carers Week

Well I had planned on posting this last week specially for Carers Week but unfortunately I wasn't well enough and had a few other problems on my hands. However I thought I would do it this week as it's important to give them the recognition they deserve!!

My parents are my carers, they are unpaid and my Mum is unable to go out to work because she has to care for me. I honestly don't know what I'd do without them!

Mum helps me wash and dress when I'm unable to do so myself. And both she and Dad cook my meals, move things for me, push my wheelchair, offer a shoulder to cry on and a listening ear. In truth they do so much for me it's impossible to mention it all. With me being 20 years old I'm pretty sure this is the last thing they'd imagined having to do when they pictured me growing up, I know it wasn't how I imagined life would be at 20!

Yet day in day out, 24hrs a day, 365 days a year they're both there caring for me and my sister with only each other for support. They truly are amazing!! Without people like my parents, who work as unpaid carers, the government would be forced to pay out for carers or (more than likely in the current climate) I would be left to struggle on my own.

I'd just like to take a moment to thank all those unpaid carers who give up their time and in most cases jobs/earnings to take care of family or friends! You truly are amazing people!!