Thirty Years of Me is the first book of DJ, sportsperson, sports coach, and disability awareness speaker Adam Hayes. It is a reflection on his first thirty years of life, detailing the ups and downs of life as a young person with a disability in the UK, from school to navigating the care system to living independently. He uses his rich life experience and the many challenges he has overcome as a teaching opportunity, giving other young people the tools that they need in order to avoid letting their disability be an obstacle. This memoir is accessible to all, giving valuable advice about money, mental health, and simply growing up and the responsibilities that come along with it. Thirty Years of Me demonstrates the wisdom that only comes from a life well-lived, showing everyone: where there's a wheel there's a way.
ISBN : 978-1-80074-627-5
Pages : 232
Size : 205x140
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
Adam Hayes lives independently in his flat on the coast of West Sussex. He employs his own personal assistants. He has played the disability sport boccia to international level, and wheelchair football for Brighton and Hove Albion. Adam is a qualified sports coach and offers voluntary coaching services. He broadcasts four hours a week on a London internet radio station which streams worldwide. He gives talks on Disability and Independence to schoolchildren. He hopes in the future to gain suitable qualifications so that he can offer professional support to people seeking an independent life. This is his first book, which he hopes you will enjoy.