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Rose’s story

Rose is 11 years old and was diagnosed with AT when she was 6. She is the second generation in her family to have this genetic condition.

As her condition deteriorated Rose started to feel increasingly sad and isolated. Her friendships felt like they were falling away. She could no longer run, jump, and climb with her friends, and her school building and her friends’ homes became inaccessible to her. The AT Society were able to play a key role helping Rose’s teachers to understand the specific needs pupils with AT might require through their education. In consultation with the AT Society and her teachers, her parents worked to move Rose to a specialist school. It was a long, uphill battle, but starting her new school has been life-changing for Rose.

In her mother’s words, Rose is now ‘loving life!’ and feels more hopeful about a brighter future.