Belly-Dancing Belle Of The Bluebells

I just re-shot diabetic belly-dancer, Vanessa Culliford.  It took us a while to find some bluebells but it was worth the search. She's had type 1 diabetes for 39 years is fit and healthy and a great role model for her fellow insulin dependants. This is what she says....

"I have been a type 1 diabetic for 39 of my 44 years and have somehow managed to defy a lifetime of doctors dire warnings of blindness, amputations and death by the time I'm 40 and still be here!  I also managed to produce two wonderful, healthy, non diabetic daughters and continue to be one of the fittest, if not a little rebellious, people I know.  I have always loved music and dancing, it is impossible to keep me off the dancefloor.  I started bellydancing 7 years ago to entertain my mother who had just been diagnosed with cancer at the time; I think she would be very proud and rather amused that I now have a belly dancing career thanks to James."