At the age of 11, Nicole Dryburgh was diagnosed with a malignant tumour on her spine. After an operation to remove the tumour, followed by an intensive course of radiotherapy, Nicole's life returned to normal and the doctors were pleased with her progress. Two years later, aged 13, Nicole suffered a brain haemorrhage. Desperately ill, blind and unable to move, she was given weeks to live. Against all odds, she came home. These are the memoirs Nicole wrote, aged 18, blind and mainly confined to a wheelchair - but still wholehearted and positive, whether she was studying, fundraising, horse-riding, playing with her mischievous dogs or hanging out with her friends. Moving, inspiring, funny, unforgettable - Nicole's was a moving story of refusal to give up hope. Sadly, in May 2010, Nicole suffered another brain haemorrhage and passed way the next day. In spite of all the physical difficulties Nicole lived with she made the most of every moment and accomplished a string of achievements, including writing two books, The Way I See It and Talk to the Hand - Nicole's inspiring memoirs.
When Nicole Dryburgh was 11, she was diagnosed with a tumour on her spine and was treated by surgery and radiotherapy, successfully everyone thought. Then in December 2002, she became desperately ill, and had to be rushed to King's College Hospital. In January 2003, her mother was told that Nicole had only a few weeks to live. Nicole was 18 in February 2007. She is blind and confined mainly to a wheelchair but she goes to college, goes horse-riding, attends parties, does lots of charitable fund-raising, and has written her memoirs of her life from 13 to 18.