Lucy Alexander shares emotional post to daughter 11 years after virus left her paralysed

Lucy Alexander takes her father for his coronavrius vaccination

Homes Under The Hammer star Lucy Alexander gave a “shout out” to her 18-year-old daughter on social media today. The 50-year-old TV star, who is also mum to Leo, 15, shared a heartfelt post on Instagram to declare her love for her eldest child, who was struck down with Transverse myelitis 11 years ago.

Alongside a picture of Kitty, Lucy wrote online: “Just a shout out to my special girl today.”

In view of her 46,800 followers, she went on to say: “11 years ago you got struck down with Transverse myelitis.

“A virus that attacked your spinal cord and you became instantly paralysed at the age of 7.

“You never walked again after that day.

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“You are just funny, beautiful, kind and talented and [I] just wanna say we all love you so much.”

“Keep trailblazing and being who you are,” she encouragingly added.

In the accompanying photo, Kitty can be seen in her wheelchair cuddling the family’s adorable cavapoo Teddy.

The television presenter also shared a picture of her daughter on the cover of Enable magazine, along with the caption: “So proud.”

In July last year, Lucy told fans that her daughter had been accepted into drama school.

She said that it had been her dream to get into acting for many years.

The mum-of-two wrote on the picture-sharing site: “And I just wanted to share the news .. well done @kittycastledine for getting into Drama school.

“A life long dream since you were part of the ‘Closing ceremony of the Paralympics’ not long after you became paralysed with your injury.

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“You didn’t let your disability hold you back. Ever.”

Lucy went on to add: “Exciting to see the media now employing disabled actors in regular parts in tv & on stage without having to play a disabled person. Finally.”

“Great news you have a 3 year Acting BA at @lamdadrama ahead. Exciting times. You’ve worked so hard and deserve it all. Congratulations.”

Just five days ago, the television star marked the anniversary of her mum’s death on the picture-sharing site.

She described Kay as the most “special person,” one year after her death from cancer.

“A year ago today we lost beautiful mum. A year like no other…

“Always in my thoughts and forever in my heart. Mum you were the most special person. I miss you everyday and thank you for all our happy memories we shared and showing me the love of Whitstable,” she wrote online in a loving tribute.

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