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Six-year-old’s video about living with epilepsy goes viral – STV News

A six-year-old girl with epilepsy has been praised after making a video describing how she lives with…

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Bluewater security guard orders blind man with a guide dog to leave – Daily Mail

This is the moment angry shoppers confronted a security guard who told a blind man with a…

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I Count Each Day with My Dog as a Blessing – Cerebral Palsy News Today

Animals can be wary of me because of my involuntary movements. I grew up with dogs and…

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Family speak after 40 medics tried to save life of much-loved woman – Lincolnshire Live

The family of a woman who died after an A46 crash say she will be ‘sorely missed’…

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Co Antrim woman Nicola whose multiple sclerosis symptoms remarkably improved during pregnancy – Belfast Telegraph

When Nicola Andrews became pregnant in 2017, she was surprised to discover that she felt better than…

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Rochester Down Syndrome model melts hearts in adverts for brands including Mothercare – Daily Mail

A four-year-old boy with Down’s syndrome dubbed ‘Smiley Riley’ by his parents has been melting hearts as…

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22, who lost the ability to speak after a crash talks in his native Black Country accent – Daily Mail

A man from Wolverhampton who lost his voice as a child has been able to speak again…

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Mother-of-two, 51, is living on a knife-edge with rare genetic condition – Daily Mail

A successful businesswoman has been left terrified after being diagnosed with a rare genetic condition that means…

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Disabled model Samanta Bullock on how to love your body – Disability Horizons

Model and para-athlete Samanta Bullock shares her blog post about why all disabled people should learn to…

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Suffolk girl with autism misses school after transfer blunder – BBC News

An autistic teenager missed school for five months after a transfer blunder by Suffolk County Council, a…

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Bodybuilder with cerebral palsy is absolutely smashing it on stage – JOE

“I might have cerebral palsy or hemiplegia and there might be people with limb difference, but we…

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Becoming Dependent Restored My Independence – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

One of the scariest life changes a patient anticipates upon receiving a diagnosis of Friedreich’s ataxia is…

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New technology allows man to move prosthetic arms with mind, muscle memory – ABC15 Arizona

Right now, nearly 2 million people are living with limb loss in the United States. But new…

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East Lothian mum on her little boy’s brave battle with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy – Edinburgh Live

The mum of a five-year-old with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy has spoken about how it affects her brave…

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Godalming woman calls for greater awareness to prevent Lyme disease – Eagle Radio

Surrey’s countryside and common land needs signs warning people of the dangers of ticks, according to a…

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My daughter is losing the ability to walk but she is being denied drugs that can help – Metro

As a parent you never want your child to be ill. And when they are, you want…

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Disabled man and his able-bodied girlfriend document their relationship in vlogs – Daily Mail

A disabled man who uses a wheelchair and his able-bodied girlfriend have documented their relationship in inspirational…

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson sends message to girl with Down’s syndrome – BBC News

The father of a girl with Down’s syndrome said it was “really cool” for actor Dwayne “The…

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Little Frankie, who has more than 17,500 fans, is helping to change attitudes towards Down’s Syndrome – Daily Echo

WHEN Donna Jackson set up a Facebook page about her daughter, Frankie, it was aimed at friends…

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This gorgeous baby boy has only three months to live unless the NHS decides to fund a miracle drug – Manchester Evening News

Lying in the Intensive Care Unit of Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, baby Haris Khan listens to some…

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Aboriginal teen who wants to represent Australia at the Paralympics after losing his limbs – Daily Mail

Keanu Calyon, 19, was a baby when he lost his right arm and parts of his left…

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How Bath boy, 11, is leading a campaign to recycle children’s prosthetic legs – Somerset Live

A Bath boy has been praised for giving African amputee children their mobility back after donating 10…

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Joy son with Down’s syndrome has brought impossible to quantify: Singer inspired to make first solo single – Belfast Telegraph

April 26, 2019 is a big date in singer-songwriter Cormac Neeson’s upcoming calendar: it’s the day that…

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Fargo 4-year-old who has spina bifida inspires with trampoline act in his wheelchair – St. Paul Pioneer Press

A North Dakota charity event turned into worldwide inspiration when a 4-year-old boy performed his favorite trampoline…

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My Vertigo Turned Out to Be Multiple Sclerosis – Reader’s Digest

Nearly one million people are living with multiple sclerosis in the United States, according to a new…

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Bionic girl Tilly Lockey – Daily Mail

The stars turned out in force earlier this month for the London premiere of James Cameron’s new…

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Isle of Wight cerebral palsy author writes autobiography with his nose – BBC News

Writer Josh Barry has cerebral palsy and has spent the past nine years writing a book about…

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Rickmansworth turned orange to help support boy with muscular dystrophy – Watford Observer

Hundreds of people swapped their usual attire to dress head to toe in orange to raise £4,000…

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The woman making her wheelchair scuba-dives into art – BBC Three

When Sue Austin was 29, she fell ill and was left needing to use a wheelchair. But…

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Former Lancashire champion swimmer struck down by Lyme Disease pens her story – Lancashire Evening Post

She may look smiling and well in these photos but for Sophie Ward, just getting out of…

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Woman suffering chronic Lyme disease desperately searches for a cure – Daily Mail

A tick bite that she doesn’t even remember has all but ruined 31-year-old Laura MacLeod’s life. She has…

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Lost Voice Guy on winning BGT, his 2019 tour and people’s reactions to his comedy – Disability Horizons

‘Lost Voice Guy’ Lee Ridley on winning BGT, his comedy tour and people’s reactions to…

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Match of a lifetime: Tears shed as wrestler with cerebral palsy takes mat, and wins by pin – Livingston Daily

Kanton DeClercq was helped out of his wheelchair and taken to the circle in the center of…

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Boy with autism gets dream Red Arrows bedroom design – Lincolnshire Live

An autistic child has been treated to the ultimate Red Arrows bedroom design. The condition can often make…

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‘The medication is constantly improving’ – ex-Limerick star on living with multiple sclerosis – The 42

According to his neurologist, the Irish MS Society was the most reputable place to research the symptoms…

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How schoolboy with autism had his phobia of dogs cured in groundbreaking study – Chronicle Live

Schoolboy Harry Mainwaring used to live in fear of coming into contact with dogs. The autistic youngster…

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Nonverbal 8-Year-Old Girl with Down Syndrome Sings Her Way into Homeless Man’s Heart – The Epoch Times

Actions speak louder than words; that’s how the old adage goes. And for one sweet girl from…

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Blind student shares story of overcoming obstacles – Bucks County Courier Times

The vice principal at the Morrisville Catholic school said the visits from students and the principal at…

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Brain injury boy learns to shop and bake – BBC News

The mother of a 15-year-old boy who suffered brain damage when he fell at school a decade…

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North Woolwich blogger calls for more job opportunities for the blind and partially sighted – Newham Recorder

Now aged 29, blogger Anu lives at home with her mum and dad in North Woolwich where…

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Carer whose husband died from motor neurone disease turned her grief into a way to help others – and is now up for a top award – St Helens Star

A WOMAN who quit her job to care for her husband with motor neurone disease has been…

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Is My Childhood Trauma Linked to Fibromyalgia? – Fibromyalgia News Today

I have often wondered whether the abuse I suffered as a child played a part in my…

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Voice: Adam Pottle on Writing with Deafness – Quill & Quire

What does it mean to create? And how can one’s circumstances constrain or liberate creativity? Two Canadian…

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Vlogger Nikki Lilly discusses filming TV show about living with chronic illness – The Independent

YouTuber Nikki Lilly has opened up about filming her life with a chronic illness for a new…

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Mum with rare condition mistakenly stopped for ‘drink driving’ and refused nightclub entry – Derbyshire Live

A Belper mum-of-two who was refused nightclub entry and stopped by the police due to misunderstandings surrounding…

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Changemakers: Julius Sweetland is unlocking technology for people with motor neurone disease – Big Issue

It took a neck brace, internet strangers and being bored at work, but Julius Sweetland changed thousands…

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Mother told she would live with fibromyalgia claims healthy eating plan cured symptoms – Daily Mail

A mother-of-two who was told she would have to live with a debilitating condition for the rest…

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Fourteen-year-old with autism to spread joy with motivational t-shirt company – St Helens Star

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy with autism is on a mission to spread joy and positivity by launching his…

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We Talked to the Powerlifter With Cerebral Palsy Whose Deadlift Went Viral – Men’s Health

On Wednesday evening, as his training session came to a close, Miles Taylor went for just one…

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Teen who was born without a right forearm builds his own robotic prosthetic out of LEGOS – Daily Mail

David Aguilar has built himself a robotic prosthetic arm using Lego pieces after being born without a…

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