‘Society has to stop treating the marginalised and disabled as charity cases’

Sarah Fitzgibbon’s youngest daughter Poppy was diagnosed with ataxic cerebral palsy at 13 months.

Now 11 years old, Poppy has profound and multiple learning difficulties. She is a non-verbal wheelchair user who attends Scoil MoChua in Clondalkin in west Dublin.

Sarah – a mother-of-two who works part-time with the Abbey Theatre’s community and education department – set up Poppy’s Wheels, a benefit fund designed to make her daughter’s life better, as well as the lives of other children with a disability.

Read the full article on this link to The Irish Times

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