Story of members
David Gip (Left) with his peer counselor, Peter Khor (right)
David Gip become blind at the age of 14, due to retinitis pigmentosa. He studied computer programming at the Gurney Training Centre for the Blind in Brickfields. Since 1995, he worked in Agape Outreach for the Blind(AOB) , Brickfields, as an Administrator, reaching out to VIPs in the community.
David was aware of MILAD’s independent living program and PA services from the onset. He engaged the services of a PA to assist him in his administrative work and to run errands, like going to bank, home & hospital visits, fetching people to his office from LRT and Monorail stations, arrange chairs before fellowship meetings, distribution of food to the VIPs members during meal time and reading documents. During this current MCO, the PA helps David in taking temperature & personal details before anyone entering to the premise.
David remarked that after a few months he found himself working very productively and effectively and was less stressed than before. It gives him a sense of freedom and he feels much safer while travelling outdoor. He feels that this PA service should expend to more VIPs people in other parts of Malaysia. More importantly is the PA has become his close buddy!
Thank you MILAD.