Morgan – Inspirational and Resilient
After undergoing two major surgeries, the first at the base of her brain and spinal cord and a further operation on her spine in June and October last year, this story is about the ongoing physical and emotional recovery and the resilience and determination of a teenage girl, passionate about a career in musical theatre (acting, singing and dancing), who is now starting to slowly rebuild her life, as well as catch up on all her academic studies due to a lot of absence from school and sit her GCSE’s in the next few months. Morgan is an inspiration to all teenages that when life knocks you down, it is possible to come back even stronger, in Morgan’s case with 2 titanium rods and 13 screws in her back! Morgan would like to raise more awareness about the two conditions she was diagnosed with namely, Chiari 1 Malformation and Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, especially when she presented no symptoms for the Chiari 1 Malformation and very few symptoms for Scoliosis and to be a support to those in similar situations.
Grand finalist in Miss Teen Galaxy UK representing Miss Teen Nottinghamshire Galaxy 2019/20 also a semi-finalist in Miss Teen Great Britain 2020!
It would be so easy for Morgan to sit back and give in but instead at the beginning of this year she entered a Miss Galaxy pageant competition (www.galaxypageantsuk.com) and recently found out she has won a place in the grand final! The ethos of the competition is about accepting who you are and being yourself and she will compete against other contestants around her age from all over the UK. She feels proud to be Miss Teen Nottinghamshire Galaxy. In addition, she has also been selected as a semi-finalist for Miss Teen Great Britain 2020 which will take place later this year. This just shows what a determined individual she is after everything she has been through.
Morgan has her own motto which is: ‘Not Perfect, Just Morgan!’
During the month of April 2019 28 of our students participated in the ‘Marathon Month’ – completing 30 days working towards the 26 day marathon distance. All funds raised went towards the Be More Bailey foundation and will go a long way in helping students with disabilities access the sports and activities they enjoy!