Philip Osborn

Philip OsbornHow long have you been a client of Deafblind Community Services?

“Roughly 4 years.”

How has being Deafblind impacted your life?

“I feel sad that I am Deafblind. I have been deaf all my life and to lose my vision a few years ago was very, very hard.  I have so many barriers – when I am at home – I am left out – very rarely do I get to communicate at home as I need to use tactile sign language. I am not able to go out on my own. I can’t see and don’t have very good balance.

I love my girls (intervenors). I look forward to the day when they can come and take me out. I am able to do errands, go for walks (to keep my belly smaller ha ha) go swimming. I only wish they could come more often as its hard sitting on a chair all day at home when I don’t have an intervenor that day. But I value my time with them and I always thank them at the end of the day – appreciating the service with the intervenors.”


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