Karen, aged 50 was diagnosed with MS in 2013. Karen worked as a GP Receptionist and Phlebotomist for many years, but sadly had to give up work when her MS symptoms progressed. The therapy team at Merlin suggested that Karen may benefit from giving some time to volunteering.
Kayla, aged 36 and a mum of two, use to work both in the hospitality trade and as a veterinary nurse before having to give up her job due to the symptoms associated with her ME. It was during a visit to the Centre for oxygen therapy that she found out about volunteering in the Centre’s new Café.