Andrew – making brave decisions
“When we’ve had to be brave, Andrew is the one who is brave first.”
This video celebrates daily decision making. It shows how a person with disability makes every day financial decisions with support from a family member.
My name is Andrew Bryson. I am 40 years old. I live at Dolphin Cove Penrith. A home.
[shows us his room and DVDs)
All the movies I’ve got. Andrew’s life story. At home, I have my own room. I like Kylie Minogue. My favourite and myself. I got to meet her. I like the football team Canberra Raiders.
“No, I brought that all myself”
I work at Afford. I work Monday to Thursday. Friday is my day off. My sister Nicole helps me manage my money.
How much you want to get out? 150?
OK, so let’s do a transfer. Are you happy with that?
OK, so there’s your spending. You’ve got $152. Shall we do it?
Yeah. Oh my God.
How we going to spend it?
Andrew is my big brother. Andrew’s one year older than me less five days. We had a really rough childhood and our mum died young. And, you know, things weren’t always that easy for us. But Andrew is the big brave one. When we’ve had to be brave, Andrew is the one who is brave first. [sniffs]
Yeah. But it’s always you who makes the brave decision first. And it’s not just the hard decisions. Like, it’s not just getting through things. We have the funnest relationship. And Andrew treats me like the most bossy little sister, which I am, but you let me do my bossy stuff and you just sass me until I start behaving.
I take photos on my phone and post to Facebook.
You like that one?
You think its Facebook-worthy? Tada.