Statement in relation to Daily Mail on 19th August by Craig Brown.
Although Katie appreciates the article was written in jest, she feels it highlights the ignorance that surrounds the issues with which carers have to deal. Because of this ignorance, one may think this journalist’s comment was harmless but to a family affected by disability or ill-health, it is not. With The Pituitary Foundation, Vision and Look Sussex, Katie and her mother Amy try to raise awareness to help support the families that need it. For the carer, the issues caused by disability can be a daily challenge that many cannot understand, and a flippant remark of this nature is hurtful and offensive.