Hi, I'm Jake and I'm 15 years old, I was diagnosed 2 years ago with Usher Syndrome Type 2.
I'm in year 11 at school doing my GCSE's, the school have been really good at making sure everything is accessible for me.
In July I did work experience through the school at a garage, as I want to be a mechanic, I loved being in a working environment and they must have liked me as they offered me a Saturday job. I work 8.30 to 12.30 on a Saturday and love it.
I race karts on a weekend and am a member of a club at a local track, next year (2015) I am hoping to take part in a Championship racing against adults at a different track. As far as I'm concerned the faster the karts the better.
My mantra in life is "let's get on with it and see what happens" I'm very positive and like to take challenges head on, with the help of my mum and dad we normally come up with a solution to all problems.