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Lucy's story

8 October 2018

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"I have cerebral palsy, cerebral palsy doesn't have me."

That's Lucy Moore's stance on her disability. For most, the idea of facing life with cerebral palsy would be daunting - but Lucy's not fazed.

Instead, Lucy spends her days inspiring other people with disabilities as a Disability Coach at The Albion Foundation.

A lover of life; the thought of letting her disability get the better of her has never even entered Lucy's head, as the determined young coach thrives to fulfil her dreams.

One of Lucy's good friends and a participant at the Foundation, Sarah Cassin, is really grateful for the impact Lucy has had on her life.

"She's made me really confident," she said.

"I was shy back in school because of my bullies but Lucy has made me a confident, lovely, likeable person.

"I used to let my disability affect me, but with Lucy I don't, I just get on with it."

Lucy says that the best therapy she had to help her deal with cerebral palsy has been in the form of sport.

"Sport is a media and a pathway to help somebody forget their disability," she said.

"When I was younger, whenever I got a football at my feet my disability never mattered.

"It doesn't matter now, because I am who I am and my disability hasn't got me and it
will never have me."

Malcolm McHenry from Windsor High School said that Lucy has left a lasting impression on a school that she left the best part of a decade ago, by setting a benchmark for other youngsters.

"In a way, she was a pathfinder without even knowing she was.

"Nothing can beat her, or if it does beat her, she'll have had 55 goes to try and do it."

For more information on the Foundation's Disability Department, please contact paul.glover@albionfoundation.co.uk.


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