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Solihull mum is an inspiration.

A SOLIHULL mum who faced up to her demons by enrolling at college to improve her English, is now training to become a nurse.

A SOLIHULL mum who faced up to her demons by enrolling at college to improve her English, is now training to become a nurse.

Christina James, who is dyslexic, realised she needed to develop her reading and writing skills to further her career.

She enrolled at Solihull College, where she also studied an Access to Higher Education course in Health Care.

Tutors realised her potential and now the 34-year-old is studying to be a mental health nurse at Birmingham City University.

Mother-of-one Christina, said: “I still can’t believe I’m studying for a nursing degree, every time I walk into university I have to pinch myself!

“As I couldn’t read or write to GCSE level I thought I could never be a nurse, but I have proved myself wrong and I now dream of getting a PhD. I have also inspired my 11-year-old daughter to become a doctor when she grows up.”

 

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