Fermanagh ME Sufferer Michelle, Wants People To See A Witty Side To Disability


Michelle Cowan



By Katie Dickie in The Impartial Reporter.


Michelle Cowan (pictured right) from Tamlaght has started a blog called Witshelly, having suffered from ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) since the age of 15.
The condition meant she lost her eyesight, the power in her hands and legs, her swallow and memories from before the illness.On her birthday six and a half years ago Michelle was hoisted out of bed for the first time and slowly recovered her swallow.
Since then, she has returned to education and began to further her studies.
The inspiration for the blog came about about as a result of Michelle’s Foundation Degree in Business at South West College, when during an E-commerce class she came up with the idea of setting up her own blog to encourage people to see the witty side of their disability and highlight the everyday challenging situations they come across, taking the positives out of these.


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