Ella’s Mum tells us about her 16 year old daughter, Ella, who has nystagmus and optic nerve hypoplasia. She has also had to endure major surgery to straighten her spine, having discovered she was suffering from scoliosis.
“Ella is a singer/songwriter and at the end of last year won Leeds City Council Breeze has Talent, playing one of her original songs. One of her prizes was to sing at the Leeds Christmas Lights switch on in front of thousands of people. Ella has never let her visual impairment be a barrier for anything she has wanted to achieve. She is currently studying hard for her GCSEs and then hopes to go to Music College. She has also recently been in the recording studio and hopes to release her debut EP of her own songs in the not so distant future. The summer is going to be a very busy time for her, playing lots of local music festivals. We are naturally extremely proud of everything she has achieved and know that she will continue to make us proud in the future.”
Watch Ella play here.