Gavin has spent the last 8 + years battling ME/CFS – Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome after contracting Epstein Barr Virus on a Habitat For Humanity Build in Bangladesh.
While many doors have been closed, CFS has also caused me to reassess things and opened, new doors, new opportunities. These include confidence and leadership development , and opportunities to serve our communities. This has been through Toastmasters, as NZ Ambassador for World Speech Day, and with the Health Consumer Council at Te Whatu Ora - Te Tai Tokerau.
Those of us with disabilities/special needs, have much to offer, particularly when given the right opportunities, the right support.