How amazing is Caitlin?

Once again, in the run up to Nystagmus Awareness Day on 20 June, we’re celebrating all your success stories in our campaign “How amazing are you?”

Here’s Caitlin’s story:

Despite the difficulties of living with nystagmus, I have never let it hold me back. I took up opportunities for support during school and university and have worked hard to cope with life with a disability.

When I was 14, I achieved a black belt in kickboxing and came third in Scotland in 2013. I play the bagpipes and guitar. In 2015, I climbed Kilimanjaro to raise money for a children’s charity. 

Now I’m 22. I graduated with a Law degree from the University of Glasgow in 2018. Since then, I’ve completed a postgrad in Professional Legal Practice.

Throughout university, I sought out opportunities to work with marginalised groups of people. I’ve worked with refugees, the LGBT community, the disabled community, and now I work with victims of sexual violence. 

My career goal is to become a human rights lawyer, fighting for the rights of those with disabilities.

Anything is possible! 

If you would like to share your amazing nystagmus story, please contact us today. To help the Nystagmus Network support even more people to reach their amazing potential, please consider making a donation. Thank you.

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