Launched this week on ITV1’s‘This Morning’ programme, 'Why Can't I Fly?' is a new children's book written by Trisha Bridger, mother of seven-year-old Niamh who has Type 1 diabetes.
Trisha has written and published the book to raise funds for Diabetes UK.
Positive, emotional and inspiring
“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," explained Trisha.
"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.”
A truly magical story
The book is being supported by ex-England, Tottenham and Bristol Rovers football star Gary Mabbutt, who also has Type 1 diabetes. He said: “‘Why Can’t I Fly?’ is a truly magical story with a wonderful ability to reinforce the positive ideology to aim high, persevere and achieve.
"It is a fantastic idea to promote fundraising for Diabetes UK and an invaluable opportunity and reminder that you shouldn't live your life around diabetes but work the condition around your life.”
A future without diabetes
Citing the constant emotional and physical demands of looking after a child with Type 1 diabetes, Trisha said: “I have come to realise and accept that, knowing the true nature of diabetes, I cannot make it perfect but 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 [pictured].
“She has herself already had to overcome emotional, mental and physical challenges for her very young age, and we are so proud of her.
"Please buy a copy of the book if you can, and help raise awareness and funds for Diabetes UK, and for a future without diabetes.”
Order your copy
‘Why Can't I Fly?’ has been self published with ‘Wubbly Bubbly Books’ and isavailable from the Waterstone's website.
Details of other stockists can be found on the book’s websitewww.wubblybubblybooks.com/.