Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month 2020, March 11th
Aoife is 10-years-old and has Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy. For Aoife this means that she is unable to walk independently and therefore uses sticks and a wheelchair to get around. It can also sometimes effect how Aoife learns and she sometimes can have seizures.
Aoife is a funny, chatty, kind and helpful young lady. She is a twin as well as a younger sister and she attends a conductive education school. In the future,
Aoife hopes to go to University to study Conductive Education to become a teacher. She'd also like to marry Noah from 'The Next Step' and learn to drive a blue car when she's 16 so she can drive her twin sister to school!
Aoife loves to sing and recently she performed on stage in front of 250 people! In her free time you will find Aoife playing wheelchair basketball, dancing in her dance class for children with additional needs, playing on her iPad with her sister and going to the cinema.
Aoife says she hates it when people just stare rather than coming over and saying hello or if they treat her like a baby as she's small for her age.
Aoife would like to see more disabled children on the TV, in pop bands and in books - she is currently reading a book by David Baddiel that features a disabled character. Aoife would also love to see a wheelchair version of Strictly Come Dancing!
Friends & family are extremely important to Aoife, as well as being kind.
Aoife says, "Take one step at a time and always try your best!".