Over the past three years mobility has been an increasing problem for Emma, having been diagnosed with spastic paraparesis, and possibly the early onset of hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP).
She had lost confidence and has had to forego interests, such as singing in a rock and pop choir, in order to maintain the energy needed to keep her job as a social worker – everyday life has been an uphill struggle. She spent a week every month for 18 months in hospital receiving unsuccessful specialized treatment while also coping with tragedy within her family circle.
“I loved having the opportunity to experience something new and to build my confidence back up despite all the challenges I have faced. It is a dream come true learning to fly, an achievement that has made me and my family so proud”