Inspired to study medicine by mother's fight for life

Putney High School’s Lissy Walker will be going to Cardiff University to study Medicine having been inspired to become a doctor by her mother’s fight for life.

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15th August 2019 — In May 2007 when Lissy was six years old, her mother, Emma was in a car crash with a dustbin lorry on the Fulham Palace Road, London and was on life support for two weeks and in hospital for five months.

“Seeing the doctors caring for my mother, and others, in their time of need, is what made me to want to study medicine,” said Lissy, who scooped A Levels in Government and Politics, Biology and Chemistry at Putney High School GDST.


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