WJ | Thinking Community: The Courage of Philippa Walker
Hear the beautiful and talented voice of Philippa Walker, a young girl overcoming Scoliosis with a positive mental attitude, courage and desire to help others.
Scoliosis is a condition that affects the spine, causing it to curve. Often, the causes of scoliosis are not known. As a result of the condition, the spine of an individual with scoliosis can appear ‘C’ or ‘S’ shaped in alignment.
We forget that our family trials and tribulations are often obscured from the work environment, but they are always impacting on our own wellbeing and performance, both positively and negatively.
Philippa is part of the Highways Industry family and, especially during these darker times, she shines a light of true inspiration for us all.
Philippa is the Daughter of Andy Walker, WJ Group Commercial Director.
During lockdown, Philippa has recorded a single with the aim of raising awareness of scoliosis, educating about the condition in order to allow sufferers to be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible, as well as donating proceeds to obtaining vital spinal braces for scoliosis sufferers.
These braces at this stage unfortunately cannot cure spinal curvature, but they are absolutely vital in preventing it from worsening.
Philippa herself has been no stranger to these braces, wearing one for up to 20 hours a day for 3 years.
This is an amazing endeavour for someone so young, and Philippa has produced this single with the sole purpose of helping the NHS and Sheffield Children’s Hospital, who cared for her.
The single has been produced as well as recorded by Philippa alongside her Mum, Julie, who produced the amazing graphics, and Steelwork Studios who finalised her lyrics, music and supporting video for this first single.
The production of this single is the second endeavour Philippa has committed herself to in order to raise awareness and help others.
At the end of this video (4:05), Philippa tells her story. Link: https://youtu.be/Zpqvx6OCOjo
Further background information regarding Philippa’s journey, and struggle can be found here:
In support of Scoliosis International Awareness Day 27th June 2020 WJ Group are helping raise awareness of Philippa’s efforts as part of their ‘Thinking Community’ activity to help inspire lives and create social value.
‘Think exceptional’ is the WJ mantra. It seems very fitting for this exceptional young girl and her dedication to making life better for others.
Want to help?
You can download her single from: