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"I was slightly brain damaged at birth, and I want people like me to see that they shouldn't let a disability get in the way. I want to raise awareness - I want to turn my disability into ability."
Susan Boyle

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Simone Icough

Simone Icough has been involved with web projects for many years, working alongside her husband who is a programmer and who she dedicates this directory to, Chris Icough. The hard work, determination and dedication has been very inspiring, not to mention he did have to work next to Simone for the past 3 months! Hahahaha....... Simone has been running online businesses from Spain and the UK since 2002, her main focus, however, has always been on Scoliosis. Simone Icough was diagnosed with a 59 degree Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis curve in 1988, she had surgery in 1989 for a 76 degree 'S' shaped curve and had a Harrington Rod fused into her spine. Due to the nature of her surgery Simone decided to dedicate part of her life to helping others with Scoliosis and since 2004 has been running support groups (Facebook and Yahoo!), blogs and websites purely for people with spinal conditions. Simone Icough has been invited to be a volunteer for the SAUK (Scoliosis Association UK) and from her base in Hampshire she will continue to help and support those with Scoliosis through her groups, blogs, websites and now the Disability Directory.

Susie Bennett

Susie was born in 1974 with congenital dislocation of the hip. This was treated conservately with double nappies to start with and then surgical intervention was needed to correct this. Following the surgery Susie Bennett was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral Palsy is not an illness and/or a disease it is a physical condition that effects people's movement and it can affect people differently. If someone has this disability it means that part of their brain is not working properly or has not developed.

Simone and Susie met through Yahoo! groups, during the course of their relationship Simone helped Susie grow her communities for supporting those with Cerebral Palsy. Simone and Susie have been friends ever since, we can thank their relationship for the birth of this directory as their knowledge teamed with their eagerness to support their communities is what prompted the development of this project.

Susie has just recently lunched her own book about her experience with Cerebral Palsy, the challenges she has had to face and the positive steps that she took to help her fight Cerebral Palsy. If you want to purchase a copy of her book please visit her website - The Sky's The Limit.

Thanks for stopping by and we look forward to having your company on board this journey with us.