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Through the Rare Project we introduce you to the people behind their rare conditions.

We can... Kate

Kate is 36 years old and lives in Buckley.


The idea behind this project was to challenge preconceptions and to demonstrate ability rather than disability.  Meeting Kate was such a positive experience and to hear how much she would like to work was really inspiring.  Sometimes all it takes is for someone to see the person behind the condition.


“I like to be with my family, walking and listening to music, I like lots of different things really.  I am doing a rotation course in Coleg Cambria.  We do healthy living, retail, office and media, basic skills and cookery.


“My favourite course is office and media because in that lesson you do many different things and I like computers.  I love the fact you can listen to music while you type because it helps me clear my mind out. 


“If I had to describe myself I would say I was smart, friendly, caring, kind and very sociable.  In other people I look for someone to have a good personality.  I was bullied once in school but I told the teacher. 

“I passionate about having friends and love my college course.  Outside of college I love being with my family.  We have three dogs too.”

Kate has Downs Syndrome and moderate learning difficulties.

With thanks to these organisations for their support.

With thanks to these organisations for their support.