My younger sister was diagnosed with FND in the last few years and has recently bought herself an electric wheelchair. This was very difficult for her because it meant admitting that she can’t walk very far or, on some days, at all. I have drawn a picture to illustrate how, even though she does need her chair, she can still do many things she enjoys. Such as cooking, enjoying music, relaxing in the garden, having a coffee and talking with friends and hugging her niece.
There are days when these things seem impossible but there’s always hope that a good day will come along and she will be able to walk and talk well.
By Carrie, Margate