Children and young people inspiring stories

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Nell wearing glasses and a hat outside

Nell was born with glaucoma – making her one in six billion. But this didn't stop her mum promising her she would be able to do whatever she wanted.

Caitlin playing a keyboard

Caitlin was born with congenital glaucoma but that hasn't stopped her performing her songs for hundreds of people and training with the British judo VI team.

Fin reading a custom eyes book

Fin just wanted to be the same as all the other children in his class and who knew that that would lead to a love of reading, the theatre and playing the piano!

Rebecca travelling on a bus

The eye condition hypothalamic astrocytoma has not stopped Rebecca from applying to do a professional cookery course at college later this year.