Jessica Keegan, college graduate, Lives Life with No Limits | Enable Ireland

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Jessica Keegan, college graduate, Lives Life with No Limits

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Jessica is 26 and lives independently in Limerick. In 2016, Jessica graduated from Mary Immaculate College and received her certificate in General Learning and Personal Development. As part of her four year part time course, Jessica completed modules in Maths and Personal Finance, Art and Design and a work placement at the campus radio station – Wired FM. Jessica recalls the graduation day, “Everyone was very proud of us. We were the first class to graduate from the programme.  It was a very challenging programme but I really enjoyed the experience. It helped to keep my mind active which is really important. The most enjoyable part for me was to be out in a mainstream college, mixing with people in the community. I want to get out in the world and make my mark on it. Being involved with the campus radio was a way to do that”. 

 “My message to others is to believe in yourself. Sometimes you have to accept your limits but continue to believe in yourself and not let yourself be restricted. Getting a good support network around you, like I have with Enable Ireland, is really important. With the right supports you might even exceed your expectations!”    

Jessica has attended the Enable Ireland centre in Ennis and Limerick and wants to thank everyone there for supporting her in her ambition to graduate from college. 

 

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