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Victoria Taylor, Author of Caitlin's Wish

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Caitlin’s Wish is a storybook written for children who have a disabled or sick family member, relative or friend. It is a magical fairytale with a twist. Enabling young carers to see their role from a different perspective, and enabling those not affected by disability to get an insight into what being a young carer is really like!

Victoria wrote it for her daughter, Adele-Caitlin when she found it hard to come to terms with her father’s disability. Adele-Caitlin was only 2 yrs old when her father was diagnosed with a rare brain condition called Intracranial Hypertension (IH). She was so young that she just accepted the situation. It was only when she went to school that she started to compare her life with others and realised that her life was different. She felt so sad and isolated by her situation, but was too young to access any support. (There is very little support for young carers under the age of 8 yrs old.)

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