Sally's working to beat MS

05-Feb-2018

It’s not often that a Mai-Wel Support Worker has a need to access the services they provide, but Sally Moffat is an example of how you can turn an unfortunate diagnosis into a positive outcome.

It’s not often that a Mai-Wel Support Worker has a need to access the services they provide, but Sally Moffat is an example of how you can turn an unfortunate diagnosis into a positive outcome.

Up until Sally was diagnosed with early onset Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 2016, she was working as a Support Worker in Mai-Wel’s Independent Living Skills Initiative (ILSI). Sally now engages the Mai-Wel services she once provided with NDIS funding, to support her to maintain her independence at home. 

Recently, after regaining some of her senses and wanting to maintain her independence, Sally developed her love of glass painting from a hobby to a successful occupation. Two Hoots Giftware is a boutique hand-painted glassware business, operating via Facebook and local market days. 

In addition to enjoying her art, Sally has experienced some relief from her MS symptoms given the therapeutic nature of the artwork she creates and has chosen to give back to medical research, donating 20% of all sales to MS Research Australia.

“Glass painting is something I have done for years and I was really excited to make a business out of it,” said Sally. 

“Having my own business allows me to work from home when it suits so I am still able to maintain my independence”. 

To see the range of glassware, make a custom order or visit Two Hoots Giftware at their next market day, visit ww.facebook.com/twohootsgiftware. 

Pictured above: Sally Moffat is donating much needed funds to find a cure for MS.

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