Hello my name is Bryony I am 21 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 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 The Early Intervention Service I am now 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.