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Born at the Right Time

Introduction

Becoming the parent of a child with disabilities can be daunting and overwhelming, rewarding and incredible.

In 2005, my eldest son was born with a bump. He didn’t breathe on delivery and was diagnosed ten weeks later with having severe brain damage. From then, my husband and I hurtled down an unmarked road of loving a child with complex disabilities and life-limiting epilepsy. Today I use my memories, experiences and skills to support families like mine and inform the practitioners who care for us.

Faith

Faith

My faith shapes my world view, how I live and how I love. I now believe in the blessing of brokenness.

Training

Training

As a nurse and parent, I am well placed to develop and deliver training for practitioners who care for families of children with complex disabilities.

Speaking Events

Speaking Events

I’ve always been a talker and strongly believe in the power of story-telling. Being real and honest about the joys and challenges for parenting a child with complex disabilities can have a profound impact.

The Skies I'm Under book

Book

My book, The Skies I’m Under, is a raw and honest account of becoming the parent of a child with complex disabilities.

Writing

Writing

I discovered a love for writing when I realised it was just like talking but without the interruptions.

Calendar

Find out when my latest speaking and training events are coming up.

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Testimonials

“Rachel produces fantastic resources, all fully referenced and evidence based yet accessible and powerful”

Sarah Clayton, CEO, Simple Stuff Works

“Best session I have ever encountered at Uni”

Post Graduate Nursing Student, London South Bank University

So relevant and helpful. Probably the most insightful training I have been on.

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