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Lauren

Lauren with Pudsey

I am excited to be joining Team Rickshaw this year and I’m determined to prove to myself that I can overcome the challenges I face. I want to share my story in the hope that I can help show the world that having a disability doesn’t mean you can’t succeed.

Lauren is 16 and from Aberdeen.

Lauren was born with Turner Syndrome, Bone Dysplasia and Dwarfism which affect her emotionally and physically and can mean she is in a lot of pain. Since Lauren was born she has undergone 12 operations to enable her to walk more easily. Due to the operations she has had, Lauren has missed a lot of school and has often felt isolated. Lauren loves singing and performing and was introduced to the charity Music 4 U when she was five years old. Music 4 U has enabled Lauren to express herself and develop her self-confidence and social skills. Music 4 U have been receiving funding from BBC Children in Need for several years and they deliver performing arts classes to children and young people of all abilities.

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