Year 10 student Evie created her very own podcast, 'Talking in the Dark' to raise awareness about blindness, visual impairment and disability in general, in a happy and light-hearted way. Evie was born with a condition called bilateral anopthalmia, meaning her eyes didn’t develop, and as a result Evie now wears prosthetics. Through the podcast Evie aims to get rid of the stigma and stereotypes around disabilities whilst having fun conversations at the same time! During the interviews Evie will talk to people from all walks of life, including, at times, people with physical conditions like hers, getting to know all about them and the lives that they lead.

Episode 18

(AD: In the image there is a purple background with two distinct photographs on either side. The photograph on the right-hand side is of Evie who is sat behind a grey desk. Evie has shoulder length red hair and is smiling. She is wearing school uniform. The photograph on the left-hand side is of Adam Diver. In the photograph Adam is stood smiling at the camera on the beach in front of Peel Castle. He has short brown hair and is wearing a blue hooded sweat shirt).

Some people really do go to extraordinary lengths to support and encourage those less fortunate than themselves, and Adam Diver is one such individual.

This week on Talking in the Dark, Evie speaks with Adam, a former army captain, about his incredible mission to raise money for ex-service men and women by swimming over 30 miles across the Irish Sea from Cumbria to the Isle of Man earlier this year.

In this conversation Adam recounts how he first planned the adventure and then overcame many challenges along the way before finally achieving his truly inspirational feat of endurance and will.

A big thank you to Adam for coming on the podcast, it was an honour to meet you.

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