How we change lives Stories from the people we support Max's inspirational journey Max has been supported by Cornerstone since 2008, initially by our community support service in Perth and then moved into his own home in May 2018, where he now receives 24/7 housing support. In March, Max became gravely ill and had to spend ten months in hospital. His long and arduous journey has been an emotional rollercoaster for Max and his support team. During his time in hospital, Max celebrated his 36th birthday. He was still in hospital with some mobility issues and needing a wheelchair. Max’s team refused to leave him on his own so made the decision to stay with him and continue to provide 24/7 care. Max has a passion for vintage cars so his family organised a special surprise for him. On the day of his birthday, a vintage car was parked outside Ninewells Hospital to drive Max home where he celebrated his birthday with his family and team members. Max’s illness has been ever changing and everyday can still bring new challenges. Without the help of his loving family, all the doctors and nurses, dieticians, and his dedicated team Max’s story might have had a very different ending. With lots of encouragement from his team Max has now come full circle and has now gained almost full mobility and can now walk with a tri-walker. Max is an inspiration to us all. Next year he is doing a sponsored walk for charity and the team are hoping to make a day of it with some celebrations when he has completed his marathon.