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2015 i-CARE Finalist – Chris Frize

Chris FrizeFinalist

When I was 20 I became very ill and had to be cared for. For the duration of my illness I was unable to see the light at the end of the tunnel. For me the future looked bleak.

However I was very lucky and with support and help I received and I recovered to full health. As a result of my illness I became passionate about caring for others and realised I found my calling. I wanted to care for others in the way I had been cared for. I followed this passion and became a career. I get great job satisfaction out of helping and caring for my clients. I encourage my clients to be the best they can be and I provide them with the highest level of care, which helps them to be independent and gives them a good quality of life.

From my experience of being sick myself I have developed an understanding that patients can become frustrated and agitated that things may be difficult but they can achieve their goals and dreams with help. By helping each client achieve even a small task or improving a skill I get great fulfillment.

I know that each person is different and should be treated as an individual. I also know that I am in the job that was meant for me and that I am following my dreams, doing all I can to improve the lives of people requiring care.

I am a volunteer for a few charities and devote some of my time to fundraising.