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Author: Rachel Adam Smith
I am a single carer to my disabled daughter Francesca. I was born with congenital heart disease and had major surgery as a baby. I now have a pacemaker. I left my career as airline cabin crew to care for my severely disabled, non-verbal daughter, Francesca, now 19. She also has complex medical issues. I recently graduated with a 2:1 in law from York university after spending many years battling for my daughter's rights and seeing the inequality and discrimination that parent/ carers and their children face every day. I feel compelled to help support others in similar situations with the hope that one day we can achieve equality for all.