Hello my name is Bryony I am 20 years old. I live in the UK with my parents, sister and our pets.
Back in 2004 I was diagnosed with a condition called cerebral palsy of the right hemiplegia. Ever since then I’ve been having lot of medical appointments throughout my life. My school life was hard due to being a bullied for a very long time but my family was amazing!
In 2013 on a warm sunny day after my mum and I had come back from the garden centre, I was eating my lunch and then had a fit. Since that day I have been on this journey finding out what type of fits I have; some doctors thought it was epileptic, others not. Now I know I have dissociative seizures. Through this journey I have been diagnosed with other mental health conditions, such as PTSD, anxiety and depression. I was with CAMHS and now I am with Adult Mental Health.
I enjoy going horse riding every Saturday morning with my local Riding for the Disabled Association Group. The horses, ponies, volunteers, riding instructors and grooms are wonderful. One day I would love to have my own horse.
I enjoy doing performing arts I used to attend a local Stagecoach Performing Arts School at the weekend. I am now a youth theatre student at The Theatre Shed.
I participate in my local Young People with Disabilities Youth Forum. We campaign about issues that matter to us for example bullying, employment and health care.