I work in a special needs school. I have worked with children for 25 years 21 of which have been with special needs. Within my job I work with children that have a range of physical and educational needs. I care for children with gastrostomy tubes and nasogastric tubes using various pumps and bolus feeding. I work along side school nursing staff as well as language and speech therapists and dietitians. I find my job really for filing and rewarding. Out of work I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I have done lots fund raising for charity. I did the Yorkshire three peeks, the great north run, Snowdonia and lots of themed days. Also, in the little spare time I do have I love nothing more then to go in my craft room and be creative.
I have got involved with PINNT as I live with someone that has a gastrostomy tube and see what he goes through day to day. I want to be able help other families that go through what we do. When my husband became sick and we started down the scary journey I felt helpless and so along, I didn’t feel like I had anyone. unsure how our life was going to be I was feeling in a way that I didn’t feel I should as I was not the one it was happening to. I now know this was ok and not wrong to feel like that. I want to be able help other that are in the place I was in.
Also I want to be able to offer the knowledge that I have gained along my working life.
I am looking forward to this new and existing journey with you all at PINNT.