Born in Stockton-on-Tees with Cerebral Palsy, Susan Bennett throughout her early life was constantly told that she wouldn’t be able to walk, talk properly, move properly, swim, hold a job down or live a‘normal’ life – “Whatever that is,” says Susan. As she grew, Susan needed to prove this was not the case. Not to herself you understand, because she always knew she would be able to do these things, but to those in the medical and educational fraternity and other doubters.
This book demonstrates Susan’s steely resolve to overcome all of life’s obstacles, some physical and some emotional and some quite devastating. The book reflects Susan’s feelings of cherishing what you have and not worrying about what you don’t have, all with a happy demeanour. One by one the ‘can’t do’s are ticked off as ‘done’.
Susan says: “If anyone gets a modicum of motivation from reading this book, then it has been worthwhile.”