Meet our new blogger, Kirsty!
Kirsty has started volunteering with us at Bobath Scotland, and we’re delighted that she’s going to be writing some pieces for our website! Stay tuned for more blogs in the coming weeks!
“When I was two years old I was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. All my life I have been so lucky to be surrounded by helpful and understanding people; namely Bobath Scotland. My CP is mild; I use crutches to walk as it affects my balance and the way my legs move, but everything else about my condition is practically undetectable to people who don’t know me. I realise how lucky I have been not to be as affected as other people with the same condition as me, but not being able to walk independently has its downfalls (If you’ll pardon the pun!).
I am a keen musician. I’ve played the saxophone for six years, and the piano for three. I passed my Grade 4 exam (with an A) on both instruments, but there were a few obstacles to overcome in order to get to that stage.
I turned seventeen in March. Whereas most people start driving lessons at this age, as I am getting a mobility car, I started learning to drive when I had turned sixteen. I use hand controls, as my legs are pretty weak, but that hasn’t stopped me from going 50mph!
I have now started volunteering at Bobath in order to gain some work experience. I would love to become a journalist, so writing for a charity which has helped me so much over the years, is not only ideal, but an opportunity to give something back to those who, without, I would not be who I am today.”