Deborah was born in Hitchin in Hertfordshire, where her Jamaican mum and Dominican dad met and set up home. When she was a child her mum was diagnosed with breast cancer and she did not realise how serious it was. Deborah spent many years in and out of temporary foster care whilst her mum was in hospital for treatment. At the of 10, her and her sibling’s life was turned upside down when her mum was passed away at the age of 34.
Life for Deborah from that point on was a challenge, when she decided to move in with her dad who she did not really know and who was living in Nottingham at that time. Leaving behind everything she knew and all that was familiar to her, family, friends, home, school.
Deborah finally settled and still resides in Nottingham, where she has a built up a good community of friends and support network.