|Rehabilitation Assistant, Respite Worker|
|Physiotherapist Assistant, Recreation Management|
Direct Funding allows people with disabilities in Canada to hire and manage their own staff, giving them control over their schedules and lives. But the wait list is as long as a year.
My name is Anthony Biggs and I have worked with Kashif for over a year and a half at Movati. When Kashif contacted me to meet with him to discuss my personal training services he was not doing well. His Type 2 Diabetes was not under control, and he was feeling frustrated and depressed with his life. He was aware of the benefits of exercise as he worked for Goodlife in the past and had always wanted to improve his health but had never had the extra disposable income to get direction from a qualified personal trainer. After the consultation I came away from it feeling a sense of urgency to help Kashif get his Type 2 Diabetes and Depression under control. I agreed to take him on and I have been training him 3-4 times a week ever since.
The transformation that Kashif has under gone is quite remarkable and one that I am proud to have been a part of. He now has a lot more confidence in life, his Type 2 Diabetes is a lot more controlled and he hopes to eventually not need medication to help suppress his Diabetes.
I have helped Kashif with social skills through helping him understand boundaries and become more social. As a result, Kashif has been able to increase his hours at his job at CarCityCanada and hopes to one day be a car salesman.
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