Wairarapa News : February 6th 2013
15 WAIRARAPA NEWS, FEBRUARY 6, 2013 NEWS SUPPLIERS OF EXPORT QUALITY MEAT TRADITIONAL KIWI BUTCHERY LOCALLY OPERATED. TRAINED BUTCHERS ON SITE EVERYDAY -- SPECIALS WHILE STOCKS LAST 437b Queen Street Masterton Ph: 377 7951 www.emw.co.nz OPEN Mon-Fri 7am-6pm Sat & Sun 7am-4pm CRUMBED CHICKEN SCHNITZEL CHICKEN BREASTS SKIN ON $10.99 kilo $12.99kilo Weekly Specials Best Meat Prices in Town Specials commencing 4 February 2013 OPEN WAITANGI DAY kilo CHICKEN DRUMS OR THIGHS $5.49 4828990AW 4803475AM *Ask instore For Details OPSM Masterton 125 Queen Street Masterton Ph: (06) 377 5542 Mt Dick challenge On the up: Rachelle McIntyre and life coach Maree McManaway are organising a multiple sclerosis fundraiser 'Making Steps for MS'. The Government is responsible for supporting the disabled and injured in this country, but they do not do it with an even hand, says Wairarapa Multiple Scler- osis sufferer Rachelle McIntyre. People who have disabilities thrust upon them with congeni- tal disorders or other inherited conditions do not get nearly the level of assistance provided to those who fall under the ACC umbrella through self-inflicted accidents or misfortune. For those like Rachelle, life can be a struggle both physically and financially. She has teamed up with her life coach and friend Maree McManaway to organise a fundraiser Making Steps for MS that intends to take people to the mountain top -- the sum- mit of Carterton s Mt Dick -- to be more precise. Since being diagnosed with secondary progressive MS in 2004 when her second son was just 8 months old, Rachelle s condition has progressively deteriorated and now she is con- fined to a wheelchair. The diag- nosis was a bombshell for the fitness fanatic, who had filled her days with activity. Rachelle and Maree formed a bond several years ago when Rachelle enlisted the life coach s services to help her deal with her situation. She s a very positive person, Rachelle said. She has taught me a lot about affirmations and dealing with depression. Learn- ing to focus on the things you can do as opposed to the things you can t, says Rachelle. The government offers some one-off funding for house imp- rovements for people with lim- ited mobility but this is capped at around $7000 and Rachelle is not eligible for funding for special MS drugs. She is angry that people with natural dis- abilities through no fault of their own are discriminated against by the Government, which doesn t provide the same assistance as it does to those that have had an accident. I can t see how the govern- ment has a conscience to push us aside like they do, she says. All money raised from Making Steps For MS goes straight back to assisting Wairarapa people with MS. Rachelle says she hopes peo- ple will see the fundraiser as a challenge with benefits. My life is a challenge and I challenge Wairarapa people to do this. I m living with the struggle everyday. It takes me fifteen minutes to turn over in bed, she says. Langlands Motorcycles is pro- viding quad bikes and trailers to support walkers. Participants are asked for a $25 donation to the cause. Making Steps for MS takes place at 1.30pm on March 3, at Mount Dick at the end of Dalefield Road, Carterton. Register through Face book via Life-Coach Maree or email LYF4U@ihug.co.nz.
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