A DEAF and blind woman is on her way to becoming a doctor.
Medical student Alexandra Adams was born with five per cent vision in her left eye, none in her right, and no hearing.
Alexandra Adams was born with limited vision and no hearing, but now she’s studying to become a doctor[/caption]
As a teen she spent 18 months in hospital with severe acid reflux and reckons that during that period she learned how to be a good doctor.
Now in her fourth year at Cardiff University, she works with powerful hearing aids and a Bluetooth stethoscope.
Alexandra, 25, said: “If someone told me I couldn’t do something I would go out of my way to prove I could.
“I may have less eyesight but I have more insight than many.”
She also says she’s yet to come across a procedure she cannot do.
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One senior doctor told her no patient would want to be treated by a disabled medic. Another mocked her white cane.
Yet Alexandra says patients have reacted wonderfully.
NHS England chief Simon Stevens called her extraordinary and inspirational.
Alexandra has faced criticism as a senior doctor told her no patient would want to be treated by a disabled medic, while another mocked her white cane[/caption]
However she’s determined to prove them wrong and says she’s yet to come across a procedure she can’t do[/caption]
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