Ben, a keen sportsman in his younger years, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1995. Initially the diagnosis was remitting, relapsing, however this has progressed to secondary progressive MS. His disability affects his life in many ways, the largest being his reduced mobility.

“Having an interest in aviation, in 2018, I watched a TV programme called ‘Flying across Britain’ featuring disabled pilot, Arthur Williams. Keen to learn more about how disabled people become pilots, I came across the FSDP website. The first words I saw were, “I am Claire, I have Multiple Sclerosis. I am a pilot”. Not thinking this was even possible, I read with great interest the other scholar stories and decided to apply.

Being awarded a scholarship, is a positive end to a tough year. It will allow me the opportunity to focus on the things I can do rather than the things I can’t do”

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