Born in Sri Lanka, Shalini Wickremesooriya has two grown up children. A certified member of the Royal college of Speech and Language Therapists - UK and licensed by the Sri Lanka medical council, she has a doctoral degree from the University of Sheffield, UK. An independent practitioner who engages in research, clinical practice and teaching, she has extensive experience speaking at international conferences and liaising with professionals across the globe. She truly believes in knowledge sharing and makes every effort to disseminate information to varied audiences, using different platforms. She is also a firm believer that humans are lifelong learners and encourages people to evolve at every stage of their life.
The book is a collection of stories that reflects the lives of disabled individuals across the globe. Each story is narrated by a courageous individual who refused to be defined and shaped by a label or a medical diagnosis. These individuals choose life and living instead of doom and gloom. They are not international superstars but are stars nevertheless because they valiantly defied limitations imposed on them despite the odds that were stacked against them. The stories are a gift of hope and inspiration to the countless number of individuals with disabilities.
You too can overcome!
The stories also carry a loving message to parents, care-givers, teachers, health professionals, neighbors, family and friends.
Look beyond the disability and recognize the person who is struggling to emerge!