Ordinary life stories Charlie's Story Charlie’s determination to succeed is borne out of the relationship he has with his mother, Mandy, who is optimistic, solution focused and an individual who challenges and overcomes obstacles. Individually they are formidable, but together they are a force to be reckoned with. This book gives you a slice of Charlie’s life, aged 16. Charlie first worked with Changing Our Lives several years ago now, when he was part of a challenge board led by young disabled people. As of Spring 2021, he is about to embark on a new role as an Associate of Changing Our Lives. We are very much looking forward to what he has to offer next. Click here to read Charlie's book Click to hear Charlie talking about what an ordinary life means to him. Click to hear Charlie talking about his plans for the future.