Dundee teenager’s voyage of Discovery – BBC News

A Dundee teenager who doctors said might be unable to walk or talk has turned a website highlighting his love for the city into his first business.

Andrew Batchelor, who has a form of cerebral palsy, expanded the Dundee Culture site from a Facebook page he set up aged 13 in 2013.

The site has been visited by more than four million visitors from 45 countries including Malaysia and Russia.

The 17-year-old now plans to use the site to promote local businesses.

Andrew told BBC Scotland’s Kaye Adams Programme that he had “defied the odds” when it came to the doctors’ original diagnosis.

‘Nothing’s impossible’

He said: “My mum and dad were told I would never be able to walk – but I’m here walking and talking.

“Also, I’ve got autism, anxiety, and epilepsy, dyscalculia and dyslexia, so I’ve got quite a range of disabilities. I’m managing very well with them.

“I’ve been struggling, but I’ve managed to defeat all that and continue doing what I love, promoting Dundee.

Read more at: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-44301906

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