Denis Napthine: don't force Wil Hobbs into an aged care facility at 39 years of age

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Denis Napthine: don't force Wil Hobbs into an aged care facility at 39 years of age

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Miranda van Egmond started this petition to Daniel Andrews (Leader of the Opposition) and

Wil is 39 years old, legally blind and facing a debilitating illness – but now he's facing being forced into an aged care facility because the government won't fund his care properly. 

A diagnosis of Friedreich's Ataxia is taking Wil's life in a cruel and debilitating way. I'm one of his home carers and help look after him. I'm writing this because he can't, and I can't believe our government is doing this.

Every day, Wil is wondering what's going to happen when his Individual Support Package runs out. He's applied for more funding – but after months and months of apparently being "approved to be approved", he's still not got the funding. It's a bureaucratic nightmare.

He is scared to death of the future. He already has to deal with the fact he is dying. His symptoms and pain are a daily reminder of this. 

Now adding salt to the wound he is faced with the threat that he might have to live the last few years of his life at an aged care facility at the age of 39!

Please give him a break, don't let the last few years of his life be that of panic and fear! 

Please sign this petition demanding urgent attention to Wil’s application for increased funding be released. Don't force him out of his own home and into an aged care facility for whatever time he has left - he deserves the dignity and safety of his own home.

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