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VIDEO: Teen artist with cerebral palsy pays tribute to foster family after landing university place

A Surrey teenager with cerebral palsy whose art work has been displayed for the first time has told how his foster family supported him to succeed.

Connor Brown, 19, is beginning a degree in fine art practice after taking A-levels in graphic design and photography, overcoming a disability which affects his fine motor skills.

Connor’s A-level art work and photography were showcased in the summer at an exhibition held at his college, Sussex Coast College.

Connor, originally from New Haw in Surrey, lives with his foster family in Hastings. He’ll study at University Centre Hastings, taking a degree validated by the University of Brighton.

Clare Curran, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, said: “I’d like to congratulate Connor on his achievements and wish him every success in the future both with his university studies and his art. What he’s accomplished is inspirational and as corporate parents we’re extremely proud.”

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