Angela Smith: Tomboy
Here Angela talks about an accident she had while playing with her friends.
TranscriptI was a tomboy and a lot of my friends were boys and they used to treat my wheelchair like a racing car, and one day I got my come uppance. When they were racing in the hall and the wheelchair tipped over, I landed on my head and I was wearing one of those plastic combs and it went straight into my scalp and that was it: blood everywhere, I had to be taken to Whipps' Cross Hospital, had stitches and I thought my mum would be sympathetic, she said 'That'll teach you for not going to your lessons on time and I was screaming with the pain, so you see I was a bit naughty. Lively huh?
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