Hi, my name is Darren Thomson. I'm 24 years old and I was born with Noonans syndrome which affects my heart and liver. When I was a baby I should have died, however the years passed and I am still here to this very day! I had a major heart operation and went on to live an active lifestyle, I played football and even got myself a job as a waiter.
I have spent most of my life in hospital and I was tube fed until I was 5 years old. I've had 9 operations before my 21st birthday and 4 years ago I had a stroke and a bleed to the brain which gave me only 3% chance of survival. I have only got use of the right side of my body and I use a wheelchair, I truly believe that I will walk again some day as I have defied all the odds up until now.
I always stay positive and keep smiling. I have my own YouTube channel where I have interviewed footballers and so many other people. I have grown my channel to a point where I now have over 1K loyal subscribers.
I hope to inspire people with my brand and use it as a constant reminder that If you want to do anything, always DREAM BIG and LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE because you only get one chance at life.
Thank you for reading,
Darren Phill Thomson