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The Big Ask with Deirdre Grant: 'Seeing Kate owning the stage in LA while presenting an award... my heart just soared'


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Close bond: Deirdre and Kate

Close bond: Deirdre and Kate

Close bond: Deirdre and Kate

In this week's interview, we talk to Deirdre Grant from Cookstown, a mother of four children including 22-year-old Kate, who is the first model in NI with Down's syndrome.

Q. Tell us about your childhood.

A. I had a happy, carefree childhood. I was the youngest of three children - I had one brother and one sister. We are very different, but we all got on. We grew up with a very strong work ethic. My father held down two jobs - he was an engineer and he also helped students with various courses in engineering. My mother worked in a local grocery shop and she was always home for us coming back from school.


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