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Disability Royal Commission Hears From Woman Who Has Been Bedridden For 20 Years

Friday 21 August 2020

 

From Australia news outlet ABC:

 

Ricky Buchanan
Ricky Buchanan has lived with multiple disabilities
since she was a teenager.
(Supplied: SBS)
 

Disability Royal Commission hears from woman who has been bedridden for 20 years

By Antonette Collins
19 August 2020
© Copyright 2020 ABC.

A woman who has been bedridden for two decades has told a royal commission she's worried she will lose access to life-changing technology after the coronavirus pandemic.

Ricky Buchanan has lived with multiple disabilities since she was a teenager and hasn't been able to leave her Melbourne home for 20 years.

The 45-year-old is largely bedridden because of severe chronic fatigue syndrome, which she has lived with since contracting glandular fever in her 20s.

A video interview that appeared on SBS's Insight program was played to the Disability Royal Commission, which is sitting in Sydney this week.

 

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