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Zoe Bannister

August 14, 2019

It is not just the exams that stand in way of Zoe Bannister’s dream of a place in medical school.

She must also overcome the challenges of phobias and having Asperger’s syndrome.

And she has – with a coveted spot at Cardiff University to study medicine in the autumn, as long as she gets her A-level grades on Thursday.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 14, 2019 12:04 am

    Totally unsuited to be a nurse or a doctor, just like the deaf nurse.

  2. Mr. Alan Phillips permalink
    August 14, 2019 4:41 am

    I cannot believe the comments above. How supportive we are of each other!
    We complain of not being accepted by able bodied people but we can’t support another disabled person?
    What a couple of shits!!

    As an ex psychiatric nurse practitioner at diploma level I say;

    Empathyis a necessity within medicine, who can be more empathic than one who suffers?
    Do we really believe all our medics are brilliantly healthy specimens?
    So Zoe is further down the unfit spectrum. Many patients will appreciate that especially the children’s, paediatric,teen wards and the cancer care wards and departments.
    Medicine NEEDS people like Zoe it requires people don’t just empathise but can show that they’ve lived the things people are going through. Pain, discomfort, life changes, and similar.
    Things most disabled people have been through!!

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