Poppy wears dance training gear and poses beside a banner.

How amazing is Poppy?

My name is Poppy. I’m 11 years old. I was diagnosed with nystagmus when I was 2 months old. I never allow my nystagmus to hold me back. I love dancing at the Lynsey Allen school of ballet and I also love horse riding.

I’m so nervous to be starting high school in September (lots of stairs!) but I know I’ll be fine when I get there.

Before lockdown I competed in my first dance competition and first ever knockout round and absolutely loved every minute, although it was difficult to pick up choreography with so many people (I tried). I’m so glad that our dance classes have started back as this is my escape, if only for a couple of hours.

I just want to let others know you can do anything and be anything you want. You are unstoppable.

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