“We know in our family that we have an organization we can turn to when we need help. It makes a huge difference in our lives.” - Nadim Alkurdi To say that life has presented challenges for Nadim Alkurdi is putting it mildly. In his early 30s, Nadim is still adjusting to his new life in Canada after leaving war-torn Syria with his family and settling in the Fredericton area a little over five years ago. Nadim has muscular dystrophy and uses a wheelchair. The move to Canada as a … [Read more...] about Nadim’s story: New hope in New Brunswick
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Turning 40 is a milestone event for many, but it was especially so for Joey Morin. Joey has cerebral palsy and finding a way to get enough exercise to keep in shape has been a struggle. "It made such a difference being able to move more," he says. "I feel so much better."Joey Morin He has experience playing the precision ball game, boccia, along with some wheelchair rugby but as he neared the 40-year mark, Joey noticed the telltale signs of middle-age spread. "I weighed close to 200 … [Read more...] about Joey’s story: Fit at 40 thanks to new equipment
“Ability New Brunswick came through for Jordan and our family at the most difficult and challenging time.” - Charlene Hicks Mobility has been a major challenge for Jordan Hicks for much of his life, so getting his own set of wheels in the form of a scooter has opened bright new horizons for this young man from Dalhousie, N.B. “Spinal surgery at the age of four allowed him to walk independently for 10 years,” explains Jordan’s mother, Charlene. At the age of 22, Jordan has had … [Read more...] about Jordan’s story: Finding mobility – and freedom