Tori Elliott

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.

www.torielliott.co.uk
www.oursmalladventure.blogspot.com
Surviving the Digital Detox, for

Surviving the Digital Detox, for Scope

I, myself, am a self confessed social networking addict. My thumb will always gravitate to the Facebook App without a moments pause and I really don't always realise that I'm browsing the feed. Is it really an awful habit? I'm not convinced either way just yet, but I did believe that 48 hours without it might be torture. I'm happy to report, I was wrong.
06/08/2014 13:14 BST
Planning a Venice Trip, in an Electric

Planning a Venice Trip, in an Electric Wheelchair

Obviously, being surrounded by water and accessible via boat and water taxis, Venice never struck me as being particularly wheelchair accessible and so David and I would never have planned a quick 'city break' to fly there for just two days.
26/02/2014 12:49 GMT
4000 Miles Driving Around Europe, in a Wheelchair, in Less Than a

4000 Miles Driving Around Europe, in a Wheelchair, in Less Than a Month

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.
07/02/2014 13:54 GMT