NANCY'S SUPPORT TERM HAS ENDED, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Q. Do you have any past experiences that you think may have contributed to your current situation?
I was born in Jamaica, and came to Vancouver ambitious, and hopeful for the opportunity at a better life. I managed to find work in a post office as a clerk, and I worked there for a good seven years. On the outside I was happy; I didn’t have much in the way of money, but my life was stable and I was much better off than I was in Jamaica. However, I was really hurting inside. Moving to Canada at such a young age meant I had to leave my family and friends behind. I suffered from a sudden stroke around 15 years ago; damaging my memory and forcing me to leave work. I don’t currently have a steady source of income. I work part time as a house-keeper, but I've never been in the same physical condition I was in before my stroke. Disability doesn't leave me with much after I pay my bills, I'm running out of energy.
Q. What impact do you think a cellphone could have on your life?
A cellphone would help me a lot. I’d be able to communicate with my doctors, and hopefully soon receive therapy for the after-effects of my stroke. Since I work as house-keeper, not having a cellphone means I lose lots of business. Many times a family didn't need me for the day and I'd go to the other side of the city I also have a daughter. I miss dearly, and would love to connect with again. I hope to eventually find a steady source of income. It's difficult to live like this,, and am ready for change.