Due to her ME, Makayla is not able to attend school full time. She was forced to give up her favourite sports and hobbies, which included dancing and swimming.
Makayla has tried to combat the social isolation and loneliness she feels through interfaces such as Instagram, where she can make friends who cannot see that she is sick, making her feel more “normal.” However, through ‘Invest in ME’ and friend who also used AV1, Jade Gadd, Makayla heard about No Isolation and the solutions we provide.
I was behind at school and struggling to get in very often. AV1 means I can do extra hours of school now, while in bed. It takes the pressure off. Robbie, as she calls her robot, is part of our family now.
Makayla’s Mum, Michelle, has also seen the way in which Robbie has helped improve the quality of her life.
I’m more confident about Makayla’s education. When she is struggling she gets frustrated and upset because she feels as though she is behind. Being able to do more, but with her in control, is a massive boost for her. She’s not falling behind anymore.
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