Dominic says ‘Jeanette from ARNI has helped me over the past year and from a poor state of unfitness after three strokes, she has been a tremendous support in assisting me towards my goals. I have been able to make improvements in my mobility and confidence as I thought I’d never manage to sail again due to the effects of stroke. I’m so grateful for the encouragement and support that I have received. She has not only helped with my physical therapy but has been hugely supportive to my mental health, including helping me to get out sailing on Rutland Water. Jeanette is so supportive and helpful, I am very impressed by the work of ARNI’.
Jeanette says: ‘We thought you might like to see these photos of Dom. I have been working with Dom as an ARNI Instructor for some time now. I have found that his multiple strokes have significantly compromised his capabilities. One of his passions pre stroke was sailing; he is a master yachtsman. I introduced him to Sailability this summer at Rutland Water’.
‘We have been building his confidence during our ARNI sessions, so that yesterday when he hit the water in the venture boat, I came with him and it was obvious that it was so life-affirming. He told me right at the start of rehab with him that he needed to get back to this, and he’s done it already, much much quicker than he ever expected to do it with the help of a hoist and trained staff. Working alongside this charity, we are planning to make this a regular activity to Dom’s routine. It was a great opportunity for him to socialise and meet new people with varying degrees of ability and skill. This is a fabulous step forward for Dom, I am so proud of him!’