NAME: Anne Shields
WHERE ARE YOU: Ardglass, County Down, Northern Ireland.
COMMUNICATION METHOD: Oral
YEAR OF USHER DIAGNOSIS: 1986
USHER TYPE: Usher syndrome type 2
FAMILY/CHILDREN: Husband, and 4 children (3 girls and one boy). Also have 6 grandchildren, (4 boys and two girls).
CAREER: Customer Advisor
HOBBIES: Linedancing, jiving, and walking.
NAME THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOU: Determined, helpful and jolly.
WHAT ARE YOU SURPRISINGLY GOOD AT: Jiving and finding out stuff!
WHO IS SOMEONE YOU ADMIRE AND WHY? My mother, she never judges anyone and patiently taught myself and 3 brothers who also have Usher syndrome to speak well. Also, she has very poor vision and still cooks meals from scratch and prays for everyone.
WHAT ARE YOU HAPPIEST DOING? Jiving, and spending time with the grandchildren.
TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT THE IMAGE/PHOTO YOU ATTACH: This picture was taken at my daughter’s wedding.
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