Daniel Pinder travels to Exeter to meet with his case manager, Jonathan from Seven Families, to discuss returning to work and the options available to him to facilitate that process.
A magnanimous man, Daniel wants to help those who, like him, suffer from hearing problems and multiple sclerosis – because, as Daniel says, “Life does not stop; Life continues.” Daniel was born deaf in November 1964 (he turns 50 this month) and was also diagnosed with epilepsy while young, neither of which stopped him from working as a rehabilitation officer.
In 2009, however, he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. “Many years earlier I had briefly lost sight in my left eye and experienced different short term episodes until I originally thought I suffered a stroke. When the confirmation finally came in July 2009 that it was MS it came as a relief, because until then nobody could tell me what was really happening,” Daniel said.
It is clear Daniel and his family are benefiting from the Seven Families initiative which is supported industry wide. The Seven Families campaign is aiming to raise awareness of the importance of income protection insurance and the difference it can make if you are unable to work through sickness, injury or accident.