The first sign of trouble, though I wasn't to realise the implications at the time, was a pain which started to develop in my shoulder and across the top of my back. It wasn't that bad at first and I just thought it was a pulled muscle from playing netball so I carried on going to school. I'd bought
a new swimsuit for the trip to France and was trying it on at Grandma Frances's house when I started to get the pain further across my back. At first it was just a dull ache, then it became more noticeable. I carried on going to school because I didn't want to miss any end-of-year exams but the pain showed no signs of going away.
Hannah Rose had a loving, normal childhood and grew into a typical teenage girl. At the age of 15 she developed a pain in her back and went into hospital. Within days she was completely paralysed from the neck down. 'Hannah, Same Both Ways' describes her journey.
Despite severe disability and periods of dark depression, Hannah has been
awarded a degree, found a job with the police and enjoyed an active social
Hannah, Same Both Ways is available on Amazon. http://amzn.to/150B5jy
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