Shimon

Taking Responsibility in Life

The first time I came to the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons, I started to realize that despite the fact that I was already over 50 at the time, I’d been completely dependent on my sister for every important decision.

When I wanted to go out anywhere, she was the one who decided whether I could leave and what time I needed to be back.

Even my bank account was registered in her name.

I’m an intelligent person, with many years ahead of me, and I couldn’t even manage my own life independently. I hated it!

The Center for Deaf-Blind Persons helped me change my lifestyle. There, they helped me understand which aspects of my life could be made more accessible.

Participating in the psychodrama group gave me the confidence to tell my sister that I was an adult and that I could take care of myself.

Today, I’m happy to tell you that I’m making my decisions on my own, and taking care of all my financial matters by myself.”

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