We know that often the best advice comes from chatting to other families. Whizz-Kidz is passionate about bringing families together in an online and offline community so parents don't ever have to feel alone.
Jabeen's daughter, Ayesha, from Wales, has been involved with Whizz-Kidz she has confronted bullies, become a Young Leader, campaigned to help other young disabled people and, as a result, her confidence and independence has grown significantly.
Ayesha’s mum, Jabeen says:
‘Before Whizz-Kidz, Ayesha was a shy, quiet teenage girl who avoided talking to other people. We would hardly go out together apart from scheduled hospital appointments. Looking back I wish I had more help and support during the early stages of Ayesha’s condition.
'After attending her first Ambassador Club at Cardiff in 2010 the impact on Ayesha has been amazing! Ayesha’s definitely gained a lot of independence. It is all due to Whizz-Kidz that she has the confidence to approach people and speak her mind.
‘As a parent, being able to meet other parents of disabled kids is definitely helpful. Coming from Wales, talking to parents from all over the country during Whizz-Kidz Ambassador Clubs and Wheelchair Skills Training is always so interesting. You feel constantly feel welcomed within the Whizz-Kidz community and listening to the different types of resources available and being able to share views is so useful. Following Ayesha around to her events is fun for me too! Coming down to London for events such as Kidz Board meetings is such an adventure.
'Without Whizz-Kidz we wouldn’t have had these experiences at all. Seeing Ayesha go to the House of Commons and for her to directly speak to Ministers is fascinating. I’m surprised how far she’s come since the beginning.'
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Listen to Jabeen tell her story below: