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Born in Dublin Ireland in 1988, Tracey Ellen Maria was a healthy and able-bodied child, who upon birth showed no indications of ever having anything other than a ‘normal’ life. However, when she was 8 years old her life took a massive turn when she was diagnosed with a disability known as Rapid On-Set Muscular Dystonia. This disability rocked both the lives of Tracey and her family as they came to terms with the sudden reality of their situation.
After spending years retraining to feed herself, wash herself and even dress herself after Dystonia stole her ability to do all of these things, Tracey is now a 31 year old woman. Although she has experienced many moments of negativity, social isolation and self pity, she has also however experienced positive moments and is now actively involved in a large network of people who all share the same goal as Tracey. That goal is to make all of their own lives and everyone who they meet, more meaningful and positive.
Tracey Ellen Maria is a Two Time Best Selling Author, International Motivational Speaker, Life Coach, Disabled Advocate and Ambassador for the Aunua Academy.