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Opinion piece in The Irish News!

Post Date: 9 March 2020

One of ILF’s Northern Ireland Stakeholders, Michaela Hollywood, has written a piece for the Irish News about the difference ILF makes to her life.

Michaela has spinal muscular atrophy, a condition which means her mobility is very limited. Michaela has personal assistants who play an essential role in her life and help her with everything from getting dressed in the morning to getting out of the house. Michaela uses ILF to pay for her personal assistants, and due to this, she has achieved many things in her life including  gaining a Masters in Communications and learning to drive.

In 2010, ILF closed to new applicants. This means that the people who missed this deadline don’t receive ILF. Michaela talks about how her life would be different if she didn’t have ILF.

Read the full story here.

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