20 Sep 2015

Sparkplugs for the Spirit

From One In Five, 7:06 pm on 20 September 2015
Kylee Black

Kylee Black Photo: Carol Stiles

Kylee Black knows what it’s like to be isolated because of a chronic illness.

Seven years ago, 21 year old Kylee developed Complex Regional Pain Disorder. She spent months in bed and years confined to home.

Kylee says that experience made her realise there are dozens of other disabled or sick young people who are invisible to the rest of society because their condition keeps them hidden away. So she set up Spirit Sparkplugs.

With the help of people who donate items to be given away, Kylee sends personalised parcels to lift the spirits of people who might be having a bad day.  So far she has posted 600 packages.

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