Posts Tagged ‘living with disability’

Disability no barrier to Sophie’s swim success

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Hundreds of children took part in the Weet-Bix Kids Tryathlon in Hamilton yesterday, but the achievement was extra special for one young swimmer. Sophie Ridgway, 9, couldn’t float in water let alone swim the length of a pool 18 months ago. The St Peter Chanel Catholic School pupil has cerebral palsy, which affects muscle development Read more

Respecting and celebrating life in all its glorious forms

Friday, October 7th, 2011

This account of living with disability highlights this month’s focus on respecting life. Sarah is in Year 4 at St Patrick’s Kilbirnie and her story tells of a danger many people with disability face, that of being known only for their condition rather than as people who live with a disability: “My condition is called Read more