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Veronica’s fighting spirit

SHERIA BRATHWAITE,

Added 21 January 2019

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Veronica Jones as she graduated from the University of the West Indies Cave Hill campus. (Picture by Reco Moore.)

Veronica Jones has always been a fighter. Though she never wore boxing gloves or trained in a ring, her life has been like an intense combat sports match. But no matter the obstacle, she always finds a way to roll with the punches.

She became a member of the differently abled community in 2000 after having a stroke that affected the right side of her body. The mother of two got inspiration from her children and learnt to walk and write again.

Last October, she graduated from the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill campus, with a degree in social work.

Overcoming physical challenges and difficulties in life, she wanted to share her story with other single parent women who may be experiencing hardship and be a source of motivation for them.

She recently sat down with EASY and talked about the journey.

When Veronica moved to Barbados in 1995 everything seemed to be like a fairy tale. She met her prince charming, got married and was planning to make a family. But things took a turn five years later when she had a stroke. (SB)

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