Katherine Price reports for the University of Warwick’s The Boar on one student’s inspiring efforts to raise money for a children’s charity:
English and Theatre Studies student Jessi Parrott, who suffers from cerebral palsy, has made it her goal to walk independently to collect her degree in 2013, and is hoping to raise £2,013 for children’s charity Starlight at the same time.
Parrott has so far raised £300 in three days.
She chose to use the challenge to raise money for the charity that helped her through a difficult time in her life.
“I’ve always wanted to walk independently but I’ve never done so”, she commented.
“I was determined it would happen, until the age of 14, when things started to go downhill. I’m on the up again and I’ve realised that medical opinion is so diverse that nobody really knows what could happen – so I might as well take my determination back.”
Full story here.