A new book for children has been published to raise funds for the charity Diabetes UK . Trisha Bridger, who has a seven-year-old daughter Niamh with Type 1 diabetes, has written Why Can’t I Fly? to help raise awareness of the condition. The book, launched on ITV1s ‘This Morning’ programme this week, has been described as positive, emotional and inspiring.
Trisha said the book was aimed at pre-school children, “This wonderfully positive and inspiring book is a fantasy story of a girl’s dream to fly and how she realises that dream. It’s an emotional story of self-discovery and problem-solving with an important message to never give up and always reach for your dreams.”
The new book is also being supported by ex-England football star Gary Mabbutt, who has Type 1 diabetes himself. He described the book as “a truly magical story with a wonderful ability to reinforce the positive ideology to aim high, persevere and achieve.”
The book will be used to promote fundraising for Diabetes UK and aid awareness that you shouldn’t live your life around diabetes but instead work the condition around your life.
Trisha described the emotional, mental and physical challenges of bringing up a child with Type 1 diabetes. “All that I can do is my very best, which I strive to achieve every day and which I will always do for the overwhelming love I have for my brave Niamh.”

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