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Little Miss Mischief
Little miss mischief

In 1951, when I was eleven, Mum found that she was pregnant, expecting a baby in December. There was much concern in the family. Grandmother asked, ‘How will Blod cope with two children?’ My Granddad was afraid I would be neglected. My mother was worried she might have another disabled child. It was thought that my disability was caused because I had weighed nine pounds and my mother has a small pelvis. My brain was damaged through lack of oxygen at birth.

My excitement at receiving this wonderful news was overshadowed by being told I would be away from home for eight weeks. There were many other problems around my mum's pregnancy. Each day she continued to carry me up and ...

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