Hello and welcome to my website Rock For Disability. I bet when you first entered this site your immediate questions were who is this Emma Purcell and what is Rock For Disability about? Well here it is…
“Emma is my name and writing is my game! Rockin’ to some tunes, laughing with my mates and a Pompey fan til’ I die!”
Yes my name is Emma Purcell. I was born on 18 January 1994 and currently live in Alton, Hampshire in England.
I was born with quadriplegic cerebral palsy and registered blind at the age of 11. I have no sight in my right eye and approximately 30%. sight in my left eye. I use a powered wheelchair, have specialist prescription glasses to improve my sight slightly and dependent on carers.
I have a journalism degree and have a passion for music. My dream job is to become a music journalist. I love rock and alternative music and regularly attend gigs and festivals.
This website will feature a weekly blog on my life; The ups and downs of being disabled, the difficulties of relying on carers, the stress of finding a suitable house, what it’s like to live with sight loss, my journey to secure a job and sharing my adventures of social and leisure activities!
In addition, there is a music feature where I will be providing reviews on gigs, festivals and the quality of access and services to disabled people at the events.
As well as my blogging, you can explore the creative side of my writing, broadcast media and colouring via Color Therapy.
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