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Kira Purdom

Kira Purdom

Name: Kira Purdom
Age: 18
Year of the Fix: 2018
Location: Aylesbury
Campaign: To encourage professionals to be more understanding of young carers

I care for my brother who has ADHD and Asperger’s syndrome.


Some days it can get difficult, but you have to stay strong and carry on.


I would like more professionals, including doctors and teachers, to understand our situation a bit better.


Even just asking how we are coping can be a huge thing and make our lives a little easier.


I wouldn’t change what I do for anything, but it’s sometimes nice to be recognised.

I would like to thank Emma Hollings and Jade Drier for helping me with this Fix.

This project was supported by Heart Of Buckinghamshire Community Foundation.


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