Selina was the first female in the world to be diagnosed with Norrie Disease. Her brother and two uncles are also affected by the condition. Selina was born with vision, but gradually lost it over the years and now just has light perception in her left eye.
‘Whilst coping with sight loss is challenging at times, I do my best to live life to the full. My biggest achievements are graduating with a First Class English Language and Literature degree and representing England at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in athletics.
At present I work part-time as an Expert by Experience, helping the CQC with inspections of health and social care services.
In my spare time I enjoy blogging, learning languages, reading, volunteering at my local Brownie pack, walking my cheeky Guide Dog Calvin and participating in sport.
It was a pleasant surprise when I was asked to be an ambassador for the Norrie Disease Foundation. Growing up it was near impossible to find out much about the condition. I am very much looking forward to connecting with the Norrie disease community, sharing my knowledge and experience and helping to spread awareness of Norrie disease.’