Victoria Webster was born with cerebral palsy - and that meant, for many of those involved in her education, that she should limit her horizons. But Victoria had her eyes, and her heart, set on a high peak of achievement - to be a doctor. And, despite everything she tackled taking her longer than most of her peers, despite assurances that her patients would object, despite suggestions that she give up - she persevered and became not only a Casualty Consultant but the first Casualty Consultant in Scandanavia.
Surrounded by a loving family from her birth onwards, Victoria's story is also her mother Diana's story, and together they tell of the mountains scaled and conquered. This is a wonderful, heart-warming and encouraging read that will challenge our perceptions of what is meant by 'normal' and 'different'.
Diana Webster lectured in English Language and Literature at Helsinki University for many years, and has also appeared on Finnish radio and television. She has also written over one hundred textbooks, travelled extensively in Europe, Russia and South America lecturing to primary school teachers, and was a representative for the Anglican Church in Europe on the General Synod of the Church of England, as well as one of its Chairs.
Victoria Webster is currently working as a Casualty Consultant at a leading hospital in Helsinki, Finland. She was the first doctor in the Nordic countries to specialise in Accident and Emergency medicine. She also studied medicine in the USA and Australia and has practised as a doctor or a Consultant in England, Finland and Sweden.