Ray was born with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, which is progressive, bringing increased weakness to her lower limbs. Working full time, she also volunteers for Whizz Kids, encouraging disabled children to face challenges with positivity.

She nursed her fiancé through his final days of cancer, with a road trip to California, rather than him spending them in a hospital bed; “it was a privilege, the joy of one last adventure”.

“I have gained a lot from the scholarship experience, beyond just the achievement of flying solo and am very grateful to FSDP for the opportunity. For a long time I had wanted to learn to fly but thought it was something my medical condition would prevent me doing. Successfully learning a skill I thought was beyond my abilities has been a very positive experience, and one I am excited to share”

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