Hi, my name is Mary Harney from Tipperary. I am a service user with the IWA, Tipp Town and also of the Moorehaven Centre in Tipp Town. I suffer from a rare illness called Wilson’s illness which means too much copper in my body and due to misdiagnosis, it has effected me in every muscle, so therefore, I suffer from very bad stiffness all over. My walk is not good and I use a machine to communicate with people as I also lost my speech with the illness.
I try to live as normal a life as I can and I love socializing and going out and the one thing that gets on my wick is in some places the toilets are down stairs and I find it hard or next to impossible then to use those toilets so I wish that those in charge would think of people like me when they build those buildings please.