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Spina Bifida Awareness Week 2019 - Blaise's Story

30th October 2019


Blaise's Story...

He leads a full, rewarding life!

His employers see his ability rather than his disability

Blaise is one of many Shine members who was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus and has all the issues you might expect associated with the conditions. Blaise uses a wheelchair and has recently passed his driving test.

Blaise now aged 30, lives in Belfast and has recently got engaged to his fiancé Amy. He works as the “Community Champion” for Tesco’s Newtownbreda in Belfast and loves his work.  Blaise is in charge of the Community and Charity side of things for the Newtownbreda Branch and enjoys the responsibility as well as the challenge of his role. He states that his employers see his ability rather than his disability and because of this he is always looking for ways to give his full commitment to his employers.

Blaise leads a full, active and joyful life. He has a background in media and has many special interests and passions.  Blaise wants be a role model for other children, adolescents and adults, to share his successes and to inspire other families and kids with spina bifida to pursue their dreams.

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