David Reilly was born with Cerebral Palsy but has never let his disability prevent him from participating in outdoor pursuits, achieving his goals and fulfilling his potential. And now through writing and motivational speaking David shares his experience that thoughts that can’t help but motivate and inspire others.
Knoydart is a very special place. A peninsula on the west coast of Scotland, accessed only by boat, it has all the feelings of a remote Scottish island. Staying in the village of Inverie, I went there recently to explore Scotland's last true wilderness.
The outdoors have always been a part of my life. Growing up in rural East Lothian, I spent much of my childhood walking hills and beaches with my family. Having Cerebral Palsy of course could make things more challenging for me. My stamina and ability was not as good as it is now. However, I never saw this as something that might stop me but rather just made me more determined.
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On return from a holiday, there is nothing like the sound of the pips on BBC Radio 4 in the morning to make you feel like you're home.
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I attended the Edinburgh Road Club annual dinner last week which I really enjoyed and, as well as good food and chat, we were treated to a presentation from Graeme Obree.
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The government are putting tens of thousands of disabled people through unnecessary suffering and anxiety by casting such uncertainty about whether or not they will be able to continue to live independently and have the vital resources that they need.
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We all face challenges in life. Cerebral Palsy is mine, but it hasn't stopped me from becoming a keen recreational cyclist and playing an active role in my local clubs.
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