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"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind"

Dr Seuss

 

Monday, 03 August 2015 12:51

Pushing My Boundaries

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Pushing Boundaries This might not be seen as pushing boundaries for some....... However,  for myself it was like jumping out of an aeroplane! I have always admired a local photographers work and I see regular updates of his work on Facebook.   I noticed that he was looking for models.   I…
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I was matched with Unis when I was 16 and over the past 4 years have been subjected to terrible discrimination simply because people either do not follow the law or have no respect for it or people like myself. Denying guide dog owners access to the majority of places…
Tuesday, 21 July 2015 07:15

C'est la Vie

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On February 24th 2004 aged 22, my life changed dramatically in one day.  I went from being fully independent living life,  being care free, I had a vague  plan as I had purchased my first house 18 months ago and having my own little car (which I absolutely adored). I…
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 16:50

Asking for Help

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One of the hardest things for anyone to do, is admit they need help.  It doesn't matter if you have a disability or not, if you feel like a burden asking for help, it's going to stop you asking. I am currently attempting to change my mind set and accept…
Monday, 06 July 2015 17:50

Flying as Free as a Bird

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I had wanted to challenge myself for The Molly Watt Trust for some time. For the 4 years since setting up I have kept busy with Keynote Presentations for the Charity raising awareness of my challenges and those of so many others deal with on a daily basis. I tackle…
Sunday, 05 July 2015 07:53

Claire's Skydive Challenge - 2015

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On June 26th 2015 I embarked on a Tandem Skydive with Molly for the Molly Watt Trust. The weeks leading up to it I tried not to think about what I had agreed to do! It was something I knew I had to do while my sight is still ‘good’,…
Friday, 03 July 2015 07:28

Never ending battle and degradation

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For me the worst thing about having Usher Syndrome (or any disability I'm sure) is the constant battle for understanding. A little bit goes a long way. In my own personal experience I have spent more time explaining myself and my condition for people to say they understand and will…
Sunday, 28 June 2015 20:22

"Beam Me Up Scottie"

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When i saw that a fellow Usher friend had a Bradley Watch. I thought wow i would love one of those they look so trendy and different not your usual piece of 'disability aid'. When i found out MWT were helping to fund the Bradley watch not for one second…
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