Ross was born with congenital leg deformity resulting in short stature. As a child, aircraft held his imagination, but realizing his dream of joining the RAF was not possible he turned to drama; however, his stature restricted the roles available. He is now enjoying a career in music.

“The scholarship gave me a much needed boost. Landing was particularly more nerve racking than I expected, but by pushing myself through the fear it actually gave me a huge feeling of satisfaction once on the ground. I felt a huge sense of achievement throughout the whole three weeks. It gave me a new found purpose and self-belief that had definitely diminished over the years prior to the scholarship. Being in the air was wonderful and it gave me a chance to look at life from a new perspective”

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