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Braintree: Disabled teen starts own jewellery enterprise
5:00pm Thursday 31st October 2013 in News
A disabled teenager who was “written off” by doctors has started making and selling her own jewellery.
As a baby, Georgina Riordan, of Farriers Way, Great Notley, was diagnosed with quadriplegic cerebral palsy, which affects muscle control and movement, and microcephalus, which causes a small brain and head.
She also suffers from epileptic fits, cannot walk, read or write and her mum Siobhan claimed doctors initially told her she would be “left with a vegetable.”
But the 19-year-old has now started making her own jewellery and is even selling her creations, in the Parc shop in Braintree.
Georgina’s friend Hayley Brewster and Georgina’s personal assistant Jo Jones also helps to make some of the jewellery in a weekly workshop that Siobhan has set up at home.
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