21 May 2012 Scotland Trailblazers and Muscle Group Unite in Falkirk
Trailblazers from across Scotland congregated in Falkirk on the Saturday the 19th of May.
Young campaigners from around the country came together at Falkirk Stadium to meet and discuss topics including independent living and problems with local transport.
Trailblazers Catherine Gillies, Scott Macintyre, Steven Goodwillie, Fiona Muirhead and Karis Williamson travelled from Glasgow, Dundee, Callander and Inverness to attend.
The group watched the film "A Life Worth Living, Pushing the Limits of Duchenne" presented and produced by campaigner Jon Hastie, who introuduced the film via live video link up.
Later in the day Trailblazers had a chance to talk to Catriona Sweeney, an Independent Living Officer in Lothian who offered advice to Trailblazers and muscle group members
Trailblazer Sam McCabe had this to say about the film:
A Life Worth Living was a fantastic film, it highlighted the many problems a someone with muscular dystrophy has to put up with, brilliantly.
Trailblazers Project Manager Bobby Ancil said:
It was excellent to catch up with the Scottish Trailblazers and the turn out was fantastic. It was lovely to see the support and enthusiasm shown for the film and I look forward to our next meeting.
Hayleigh Barclay replied on 22 May 2012 at 14:50Report abuse
Sounds good! Unfortunately I couldn't make it. Hopefully catch you all next time. H x