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Bethy Rose

Bethy Rose

Name: Bethy Rose Bates
Age: 21
Year of the Fix: 2014
Location: Redcar
Campaign: To show that having a disability doesn’t make you any different from others

I was diagnosed with fibromylgia and joint hypermobility syndrome when I was 19.

 

The disorders can cause me severe pains in my muscles and bones, and I often need crutches to get around.

 

My life has changed so much, but it’s made even more difficult when people judge you for having a disability.

 

I can’t do the things I used to, but being treated like I’m in some way different really upsets me.

 

My team and I are campaigning to end the stigma associated with people who have disabilities.

 

We’re showing that appearances don’t automatically determine who you are as a person and want to encourage others to see everyone as an individual.

Here is a list of Fixers helping me with my Fix:

 

Danielle Miller

James Stubbs

Natalie Orr

Sarah McLaren

The Junction Foundation

The foundation supported our Fix by putting us in touch with Fixers. They have also provided facilities for meetings to discuss ideas.

 

Liam Evans

Thank you to Liam Evans for appearing on my Fixers poster as a model.

January 2015
There has been press interest in my Fix with articles about my campaign appearing in The Herald and Post and The Gazette Live.

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