I was born in County Sligo, Ireland in 1983 and am the third of four children. An accident during birth resulted in Cerebral Palsy, mainly affecting my mobility and speech.
Despite my disability, I had a mainstream education and enjoyed a very happy childhood. Leaving school with excellent results, I made it my goal to prove that disability doesn’t equal inability.
When anyone said, “You can’t”, I just shrugged and said, “Watch me!” I secured a place at Oxford Brookes University to study Business Management and graduated four years later with a 2:1 Honours Degree. I went on to secure a Trainee Management position with a small disability charity and started to build my career supporting and advocating for other disabled people. I trained to teach adults and in 2011, I resigned from my position and launched Flyinglady Training & Consultancy.
I’m now very happily married to Dean and mum to our little boy, Jack, who is two.
My first book, “Does it wet the bed?” tells the hopeful and encouraging story of my life living with Cerebral Palsy and fighting against the odds and discrimination to fulfil all of my dreams. The story details my struggles and triumphs, my hopes and fears, offering the reader a totally unique and personal insight into what it’s like to be disabled.
The book is now available in the Kindle Store – Does it wet the bed?
The paperback will be released on 30th November 2015