You can’t live a life like the three young adults, and authors of this book, without courage. The courage to make the most of life, the courage to master self-love, patience, acceptance, tenacity and resilience … and the courage to keep turning up through the tough times. Courage really is compulsory.

Courage is Compulsory shares the life stories of Laura, living with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and mental health issues, and Tori and Sam, who both have Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

Reading their stories of living with a life-shortening condition will open your eyes to the limitless possibilities in life. For young people facing similar challenges, the stories will be an inspiration, and for families of a loved one with a life-limiting condition, the book will be a source of comfort, reassurance and guidance on how lives can be fulfilled.