I was diagnosed with Dyspraxia at the age of 2. Dyspraxia is a condition that can severely affect and hinder someone's coordination. For me, it affected my ability to speak as I was unable to coordinate my tongue correctly or make the necessary shapes and sounds to talk.
I attended weekly speech therapy sessions at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital in London from the age of 2 and a half. With the help I received from my speech therapist, I was finally able to say my first words at the age of 4.
When I started school, I attended the language department of Mead Primary School in Harold Hill. After two years, I had progressed enough to attend mainstream school.
Despite the effects Dyspraxia can have on coordination, I am quite sporty and decided to run the London Marathon to help others affected.
I want to help raise money for other people affected by Dyspraxia, as well as raise awareness of the condition.