A fiercely independent disabled children's book illustrator and a promoter of positivity and enthusiasm for life
My name is Tori, I’m fiercely independent and I was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy type 2 at 18 months old. I’m now living my life, exactly as I choose to. Having a neuromuscular condition doesn’t control my life; I’ve just found different ways of climbing over those hurdles. I’m a children’s book illustrator with my second book published in June 2014. In May 2014 I am taking the chance of a lifetime, and driving a 4000 mile round trip around Europe with my adapted vehicle and electric wheelchair, visiting 15 countries in 3 and a half weeks. This is a feat for anyone, but being disabled gives me extra challenges in doing so too.