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"My plus is my courage. In my first semester as an
English literature undergraduate student I underwent emergency spinal surgery
and narrowly avoided permanent paralysis. I kept up with my studies throughout
the vigorous rehabilitation process. During the long hours at home where I was
often bed bound with pain or recovering from physical therapy I would read and
research extensively, desperate to keep up to my reading list. As a result, my
passion for literature flowered more than ever. I was eventually strong enough
to return to lectures, with a fierce determination to pursue my subject. After
three years as an undergraduate, I went on to complete a Master’s degree.
Managing chronic pain alongside my studies, while holding down a part time job
and trying to retain a social life often left me completely exhausted and burnt
out. I had a hard time mentally and went through bouts of severe depression and
anxiety. I also developed fibromyalgia, however, I never gave up and was determined
that my disability would not limit my academic achievement. My disability
pushes me to be courageous. I may never be pain free and my mobility problems
are permanent. Knowing this, it often still takes me a great deal of courage to
face each day, but this courage is also my strength. Without the challenges I
faced, I would never have realised my full strength to stand courageous in the
face of adversity." - Charlotte Murgatroyd
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