Doris' Story

Doris, Phoebe’s mother and caregiver, especially appreciates MDAS’ unique and tailored focus it offers to caregivers. She is amazed at how they are able to both look after the complex physical and emotional needs of the members while being able to offer caregivers the opportunities to relax. Read on to find out more about her!

 Doris concentrating hard at one of the games at the Caregiver’s Retreat

Doris concentrating hard at one of the games at the Caregiver’s Retreat

1. What are you most grateful for in MDAS?

I’m most grateful that MDAS makes our lives easier by providing us help when needed.  For example, they had previously provided me with help by loaning me a wheelchair and some necessary medical equipment.

2. How has being with MDAS changed yours and your family’s life?

MDAS has especially changed the lives of myself and my family is through the Home Help Service Program. This has allowed me to take some personal time where I can rest well and peacefully knowing that my daughter is receiving the best type of care.

 Doris enjoying conversations with her friends at the Caregiver’s Retreat

Doris enjoying conversations with her friends at the Caregiver’s Retreat

3. What is your favourite programme/activity in MDAS and why?

I also look forward to the yearly caregiver retreat. I take the time to enjoy and relax while Phoebe is having fun at the Compass Camp.

4. What do you think more Singaporeans should know about muscular dystrophy?

Public awareness of muscular dystrophy is much better now compared to a decade ago. MDAS has done a good job on this.

5. What is one thing you’d most like to do in life that you haven’t done yet?

I would like to tour the world if I've the freedom and fitness.

MDAS Admin