Mum's family struggles inspire new book


A BLACK Isle woman’s experiences struggling to raise a disabled daughter and finding out more about the mother she lost at the age of two have inspired a book launched this weekend.

In Roots, Routes and Wings, Maggie Wynton recounts her fight to ensure her trailblazing daughter Eilidh, born at just 28 weeks and suffering brain damage, could live independently as an adult – and the intense challenges encountered along the way.

Maggie (70), who lives in Fortrose, recounts the years shuttling between hospital appointments, operations and physiotherapy sessions after Eilidh was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a one-year-old in 1980.

She tells how her daughter became a minor celebrity six years later as one of the first children from Scotland to visit the Peto Institute in Budapest to benefit from an intensive form of physiotherapy called Conductive Education.

Read more in the Ross-shire Journal

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