Being there for life’s big moments is what it’s all about and for Lyn Townsend and her husband of 45 years Peter, their daughter’s wedding was one of those moments.
Usually a time for celebration, the wedding carried extra importance given Mr Townsend’s terminal illness.
With a little help from RDNS, the father of the bride was a big part of the celebrations, with Mr Townsend making good use of RDNS’s allied health services to build up to the big day.
“The outstanding physiotherapy and occupational therapy services supplied by RDNS gave Peter the confidence to walk his daughter down the aisle,” said Mrs Townsend.
“Thanks to their speech pathologists, he was able to write, rehearse and give his father of the bride speech.
“As a mother, you dream of the moment your daughter walks down the aisle on her wedding day. RDNS have been amazing by helping that happen.”
Given Mr Townsend’s diagnosis, the family’s journey has further to go yet. But Mrs Townsend says it helps to know RDNS is there for the times ahead.
“Peter is a very gentle man with a great sense of humour. Seeing someone you love being cared for by a multidisciplinary team that focuses on the person and also their whole family, has taken a massive weight off my shoulders.
“RDNS have gone above and beyond for Peter. They’ve also organised massage treatments for me, offered counselling and been a shoulder to lean on and an ear to listen when I needed it most.
But most importantly they’ve allowed me to be with my husband in the comfort of our family home. They’re our angels.