A North-east woman has said both she and her mother have “got their lives back” thanks to Scotland’s only purpose-built neurological centre.
Kathleen Robertson, of Ellon, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007 and her daughter, Lesley Marshall said she could only watch as her mum’s quality of life deteriorated.
But the family received a “fantastic” pre-Christmas present when a place became available for Mrs Robertson, 64, at Sue Ryder Dee View Court in Aberdeen.
The facility provides round-the-clock care, and now her life, and that of her children, Lesley, Bruce and Donnie, has improved immeasurably.
Ms Marshall, 42, said: “Since my mum moved in at the start of January, it’s like we have won the lottery. Mum has got her life back and we have too.”
The centre has just launched a £3.9 million capital appeal to help it expand. Ms Marshall and her brother Donnie will join in the Great Aberdeen Run in August in aid of the appeal.