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Charlie and her boys have featured in National and International newspapers and online as well as talking on radio shows and appearing on National and International Television such as Good Morning Britain and The Discovery channel.

Their story is a unique and powerful one; of a mother who struggled to accept a life she never expected and worked hard on herself and the relationships with those around her to create a life and a love she wouldn’t change for the world now.

Oliver and Harry were born in 2005 at which time Harrys craniofacial condition (Goldenhar) was discovered. For him, this meant that he was born with no eye, eye socket, ear, nostril and a short, underdeveloped jaw on his left-hand side. Professionals also warned that he may have brain damage and never walk. Although he is completely mobile, Harry was also diagnosed with significant learning delay and Autism when he was almost 3 years old. Harry now attends a college and day centre for adults with additional needs and he will never live independently due to his cognitive vulnerabilities.

Over the years, Charlie has battled internet trolls about her son’s appearance as well as in person comments that no child or parent should ever experience. Rather than be defeated by such prejudice, Charlie has channelled the love for her boys and continued to share their lives so that people become desensitised to Harry’s differences and can recognise and embrace the similarities and his incredible qualities and gifts. Her project ‘More Than a Face’ has educated over 7000 students and young people to date on visible difference and the tools to be compassionate and inclusive in society. It is her aim to leave a legacy of understanding, awareness and acceptance for the days when she is no longer here to be a voice for Harry.

As a professional, Charlie also shares the insights of her journey as a speaker, trainer and coach to help others. She works with organisations who are passionate about their employees and specifically talks about the challenges and incredible transferable skills that carers can bring to the workplace.

Charlie’s journey has been called ‘inspirational’ and ‘incredible’ and her book Our Altered Life is endorsed by the Children’s Craniofacial Association and was an amazon best seller.

If you would like to speak with Charlie about a media opportunity, please use the ‘contact us’ form and we will respond as soon as possible.

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