From Pain to Power by Maddie Gordon
Being diagnosed with a rare nerve condition after a fall over a pavement slab at school quite literally changed my life. At 11 years old, my whole world fell apart and I had to work out who I was and how I wanted my life to be. Through pain, neglect, isolation, and depression; I was finally starting to become someone that I could learn to love. I started to want to join in with people again, but I’d be rejected due to ‘health and safety’ (more like a lack of want to actually allow me to access things), so I found my own. Racing, basketball, weightlifting, writing, and speaking - I found a fair bit. And now I want to help you to do the same.