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Wheels of Independence

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Suzie was born with cerebral palsy, a disability that affects the movement of her legs.

Suzie writes about how she has coped with living with cerebral palsy, starting with her earliest memories as a child, to her more recent experiences as an adult. Included in this book is how Suzie coped with her school days and how she made friendships with people whilst at boarding school; friends that became as important to Suzie as her own siblings. Suz also writes about travelling, not only with her family, but also with her school, and the added complication of travelling when you have cerebral palsy. Professionals told Suzie that she might not ever get a job or live independently; however, she achieved both and writes about her time within employment, her career history and living independently.

When illness hit Suzie, she endured a tough few years, battling with a condition that became harder to deal with than cerebral palsy. Overcoming this was difficult, however, with her inner strength and with the help of a newfound love of writing poetry, Suzie got through this journey in her life.

Suzie has put together her story to share with others about a life that has been challenging, but which has been met with determination, achievement and independence.

The book was authored by Suzie Dre Drury and Rosie Dru Drury

[Suzie and Rosie holding a copy of their book standing in front of a green armchair]
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