Extraordinary Woman of Year 2011, Kate Allatt, will be sharing her personal experiences of Locked In Syndrome during a presentation at Naidex National, the UK’s largest disability, homecare and rehabilitation event at the NEC Birmingham (30 April to 2 May).
After suffering a massive stroke at the age of 39, Kate, found herself ‘locked-in’ – paralysed and only able to move her eyelids. From what might have seemed a hopeless position in 2010, Kate has since made a full recovery, founded the Fighting Strokes charity and published two books about her experiences.
Kate says: “Was I born a classic survivor or did events shape my destiny? During my talk at Naidex National I will explore how I responded to being consciously trapped inside my own body. You will hear how this Winston Churchill quote came to symbolise my fight back to life: Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It’s the courage to continue that counts.”
Listen to Kate’s remarkable story on 2 May at Naidex National, the UK’s largest event focused on independent living – it’s free to attend and runs over three days at the NEC Birmingham from 30 April to 2 May. Other inspirational figures speaking at Naidex include Paralympic medal winner and presenter of Channel 4’s Paralympic 2012 coverage, Ade Adepitan, and paralympian and World Record javelin thrower Nathan Stephens.
Register for your free tickets at www.naidex.co.uk/national.