In 2012, Geraldine had a life-saving operation to remove a malignant tumour. This resulted in an acquired brain injury which affected her mobility, language, attention and memory. Before the operation, her mother Violetta, provided most of her support. Since receiving the NDIS, Geraldine receives support in the home and support outside the home so she can enjoy activities such as shopping, movies, and dance classes. This support for Geraldine has also changed Violetta's life.