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Hi, my name is BethanyMiller!

I am 21 years old . I have an acquired disability caused by a Stroke aged 5 - I have a right sided hemiplegia which means that I have to wear an splint (AFO) on my right leg to help me walk. At the moment, I am a final year honour student studying television at Edinburgh Napier University (Glasgow based campus)I am making a documentary about Orthotists and people that wear splints.

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  • Blue FrogBlue Frog Member Posts: 373 Pioneering
    Hi Bethany, welcome to the forum. The documentary sounds like a good idea :)
  • BethanyMillerBethanyMiller Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thank you. How long have you been on the forum?
  • Blue FrogBlue Frog Member Posts: 373 Pioneering
    A couple of years now :) I have a little girl who is 3 with a disability, but no diagnosis yet. Her Physio has mentioned the possibility of AFO's in the future, as she has very low tone and she keeps flicking her feet out. It's interesting to speak to adults who can explain what things like wearing AFO's feels like. One our other community members, Noah has started a few threads on this sort of thing - might be worth looking for some of his old posts X
  • BethanyMillerBethanyMiller Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thank you for pointing me in the right direction. I hope you and your daughter get the right diagnosis. I know getting the right specialists are an uphill struggle sometimes. :) X
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