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Tatiana Draper

Tatiana Draper

Name: Tatiana Draper
Age: 25
Year of the Fix: 2017
Location: Exeter
Campaign: To show people with disabilities can live independently

I was born profoundly deaf and I suffer from cerebral palsy. That means I have trouble with muscle control, movement and co-ordination.

 

I get around in a wheelchair and communicate using sign language and my tablet.

 

But despite all this I am absolutely determined to live as independent a life as possible.

 

I left the family home when I was 17 and now live on my own in Exeter. It was a bit scary at first but I just carried on and got more confident. Now I’ve got a part time job in a shop and I do voluntary work.

 

I do feel strong and independent – and it’s important that people see and understand that.

Star Clapp helped me with this Fix. 

The following people supported me with this Fix: 

 

Sue Musyoki

Leila Marrion

Andrew Barge from Living Options Devon

Mandy Ward

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