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3-Year-Old MD Patient Completes Half-Marathon With His Dad – Muscular Dystrophy News

Most 3-year-olds only get to watch marathons from the sidelines or on television, but not Levi Gagner. The Rare Disease Report…

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Halloween costumes bring joy to six-year-old with cerebral palsy – Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal

Hand-made Halloween costumes are bring a smile to the face of Jackson Poole. From Curious George and the Man and the Yellow Hat, to…

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BBC Show changes life of Travis Smith, a teenager with autism – South Wales Argus

THE life of a teenager has been “transformed” thanks to appearing in a BBC show. Travis Smith, from Griffithstown, in Pontypool, will be appearing…

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Yate man loses his locks in aid of Ataxia UK – Gazette Series

A YATE man is feeling the cold this week, after shaving his head for charity. Sam Merchant decided to go bald to raise cash…

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How sailing helped me cope with blindness – Echo

A blind sailor who won a world sailing competition has proved nothing is impossible. Lucy Hodges, 41, from Rochford, competed in the 2017 Blind…

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Stevenage dad with motor neurone disease has stem cell treatment after £30000 appeal reaches target – Comet 24

Scott Everett, who lives in Stevenage, was given the devastating diagnosis in March and given up to three years to live. He has progressive…

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Fathers with learning disabilities ‘left out of support’, study finds – University of Bristol

Fathers with learning disabilities are often let down by statutory services, which neglect to support them around parenting or focus only on mothers,…

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Young model with Down’s syndrome stars in new campaign for River Island – Telegraph.co.uk

An 11-year-old boy has become a star of River Island’s new campaign for their children’s range, in a move that his parents hope…

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Samantha Renke Bursts Into Tears After Broken Wheelchair Leaves Her Stranded In Own Home – HuffPost UK

Samantha Renke was reduced to tears in the latest episode of ‘New Activists’ after her wheelchair broke and engineers failed to provide her…

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‘A ski helmet saved my life’: one woman’s story of her accident and recovery – Telegraph.co.uk

No matter how experienced you are on the slopes, accidents can happen at any time – as Rachel Atkinson can testify. A keen snow-sports…

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Hull dad who refused to give up after one-punch brain injury could get Pride of Britain award – Hull Daily Mail

A dad-of-two from west Hull who had his life turned upside down after an unprovoked attack left him with a brain haemorrhage is…

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WATCH: Billie has her heart set on being a dancer – and she won’t let visual impairment get in her way – Huddersfield Examiner

A Brighouse teen with a visual impairment has won an award award for her courage. Billie Lambert followed in…

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Calcot mum wants to educate people about autism after police called during her son’s meltdown – Getreading

A mother from Calcot wants to educate her neighbours about autism so they don’t phone the police and social services when her nine-year-old…

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Chris Packham: Asperger’s and Me review – a brave, ballsy film – The Guardian

When you first lick the back side of a beetle that’s oozing a yellow fluid, and it’s bitter on the taste of your…

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Blind acting student following the footsteps of Billy Boyd wants to be role model for others – Scottish Daily Record

A blind woman has come to Scotland to launch her acting career – and prove to bullies who tormented her that she can…

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Brave Andrew shares film about his autism to raise awareness – News and Star

For Andrew Hughes, living with autism makes simple social interaction and communication a challenge. But rather than avoid social situations, the 24-year-old from Carlisle…

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Midwife to row 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean in aid of Motor Neurone Disease – shropshirelive.com

Sharon Magrath, Specialist Midwife at the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford, will be joined by two other women when she sets off…

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Stroke victim told to care for kids as wife is deported – Daily Mail Online

A stroke victim who needs 24-hour support has been told to become the sole carer for his two children after border officials ordered…

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‘I found a job I love through battling depression’ – BBC News

At her lowest, Catherine wondered whether she would be able to finish her degree. “I lost all concept of the future. I felt I…

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Woman with learning difficulties proves teachers wrong – Daily Mail Online

A young woman with learning difficulties has revealed how she was labelled ‘stupid’ by teachers and parents for wanting to be a high…

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Montrose Lyme disease sufferer left shocked by “mocking” GP comments – The Courier

An Angus woman battling deadly Lyme disease has expressed shock after sufferers were “mocked” by some medical professionals. Lorraine Murray from Montrose said…

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How This 20-Year-Old Turned His Struggle With Cerebral Palsy Into an Award-Winning Play – Playbill

When Thomas Ellenson was born, he spent ten days in the neonatal intensive care unit; his parents stood watch over their infant, hoping…

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Jackie Sprules – 62 year old Pushing Boundaries

62-year-old lady called Jackie Sprules from Stoke Poges, jumped13,000ft out of a plane on 23rd September in a tandem sky dive. The difference to…

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Irish Lyme disease sufferers tell how they wanted to kill themselves because of the pain – Irish Mirror

Lyme disease sufferers have told how they wanted to kill themselves because of the pain of their little- understood condition. And their plight was…

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Jacob Jarvis shares about his battle against Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy – Fox 28

17-year-old Jacob Jarvis appeared on Good Day Columbus to share about his battle against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Friday. Jarvis has been battling the disease…

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Stevenage pupil with learning disabilities wows people with his creative talent for decorative wreaths – Comet 24

Dominic Dance is a pupil at The Valley School in Stevenage, which is a secondary school specifically for children with special educational needs. Last…

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£8m award for girl left with cerebral palsy after being starved of oxygen at birth at Bradford Royal Infirmary – Bradford Telegraph and Argus

A 12-YEAR-OLD girl left with brain damage after she was starved of oxygen at birth at Bradford Royal Infirmary has been awarded £8…

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This girl lost all four limbs due to a deadly bacterial disease, but that didn’t stop her learning to play the piano – Classic FM

Incredibly brave 16-year-old Bella, who had all four limbs amputated when she was only 8, got a standing ovation from 200 audience members…

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Mother brands benefits system a ‘farce’ – Shropshire Star

Julie Harris says her daughter Daisy faces a daily struggle of the effects of her illness and that the Personal Independence Payments system…

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Specialist tricycle from Spennymoor-based charity will give boy with cerebral palsy, from Catterick Village, a new lease of life – The Northern Echo

A MOBILITY tricycle is proving to be the gift that keeps on giving after a charity was able to find a second child…

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The ‘always smiling’ nine-year-old with cerebral palsy who needs help to make his life easier – Bournemouth Echo

A LITTLE boy who defied the odds to survive is in desperate need of help to make his life easier. Eddie Gillespie, who suffers…

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Teenage beauty queen with cerebral palsy wows pageant crowd – Daily Mail

Frances Watkins, 14, from South Wales has taken the pageant world by storm for the last five year, stunning spectators despite her disability.

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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy boy’s ‘huge strides’ after Manx NHS U-turn – BBC News

An eight-year-old boy with a rare muscle-wasting disease is “making huge strides” after the Manx NHS reversed its decision not to fund his…

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Teen With Cerebral Palsy Becomes First Girl on Soccer Powerchair Team – Inside Edition

Soccer icon Pele once called soccer “The Beautiful Game” and this 19-year-old with cerebral palsy is proving it. Hannah is the first and only…

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‘I prefer to be seen as an artist first and foremost … my cerebral palsy is always secondary’ – Belfast Telegraph

Newtownards woman Rachel McBride tells Stephanie Bell how she has overcome her serious disability to gain international recognition as an artist and launch…

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Woman was denied travel insurance due to bipolar disorder – Daily Mail

Bupa revoked a woman’s travel insurance after she declared she suffered from bipolar disorder. Elizabeth Watson, 29, from London, was granted insurance from…

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How a polio survivor is educating India’s rural children – BBC News

Sai Padma contracted polio as a child and now uses a wheelchair. Despite being in near constant pain, she has dedicated her life to…

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Helpers rally for Milton brothers with Duchenne muscular dystrophy – The Daily Gazette

With a few extra feet of floor space, Alex and Tina Frolish will finally be able to stop manually lifting their teenage sons…

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Orla (20) on the reality of losing your vision: ‘… and I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’ll never find love across a crowded bar’ – Independent.ie

It happened one summer when I was 11. One moment I was in school, getting on fine, then when I went back after…

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Woman battled Lyme disease ‘for 16 years before being diagnosed’ – News Shopper

A woman says she battled Lyme disease for 16 years before doctors finally diagnosed her with the condition. Rhiannon Willow, 23, from Erith, was…

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Blind and epileptic woman deemed ‘fit for work’ takes on the government – and wins – Mirror.co.uk

A blind and epileptic woman deemed ‘fit for work’ by the government despite not being able to make herself a cup of tea…

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Irish student with Cerebral Palsy fundraising for bionic legs – Irish Mirror

An Irish student with Cerebral Palsy has launched a fundraising appeal to “become bionic”. Éabha Wall, a biochemistry student at University College Cork, needs…

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Multiple Sclerosis Society volunteer shortlisted for Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year Community Award – Chelmsford Weekly News

A woman from Chelmsford has been shortlisted for the prestigious Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year Community Award. Ann Davis, 70, who runs the…

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My son Connor Sparrowhawk died needlessly. Anger spurred me into action – The Guardian

Getting accountability or justice for Connor’s death in Slade House assessment and treatment unit was to be a gargantuan task as Southern Health…

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Couple’s plea: Help us find site to build new £6m centre for people with learning disabilities – Oxford Mail

A COUPLE is appealing for help to find the perfect place to build a brand new £6million centre for people with learning disabilities. Rachael…

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Fibromyalgia Took Me Out of the Gym— But Here’s How I Got My Body Back – Men’s Health

When I was a teenager, I went to the gym constantly. I did gymnastics and martial arts and ran track for the school…

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Woman blind since birth, epileptic and unable to leave home declared fit to work – Birmingham Mail

The reality of Government benefit cuts have been highlighted in a heartbreaking case in the North East. The Chronicle reports how Hazel Macrae, 62,…

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Six-Year-Old Boy With Autism Hates Haircuts, So Barber Makes It An Experience He Will Love – HuffPost UK

A six-year-old boy with autism, who hates getting his hair cut, managed to have a calm experience at the barbers after his stylist…

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The lovely moment a young boy with cerebral palsy plays his first rugby match – Wales Online

This was the moment a sports-mad little boy with cerebral palsy played his first ever rugby match. Khan Foster, a year seven pupil at…

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A young mother’s searingly honest account of what it’s like to live with bipolar disorder – Wales Online

It’s shocking that we live in a world where if you have the courage to talk about your mental health then you’re deemed…

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How depression drove this man to the brink – ‘I took a fistful of pills and woke up after 24-hours. No-one had noticed’ – Grimsby Telegraph

It is hard to tell when Glen Sharp hit rock bottom. The time he took a ‘fistful’ of pills and passed out? The…

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Toddler who suffers up to five epileptic fits a day and could die at ANY moment is desperate for £1000 life-saving alarm – The Sun

EVERY night Georgia Gillett watches over her two-year-old son terrified that he might die. The 22-year-old single mother has to care for her sick…

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A mum was bitten by this creature in Kent and was left with an incurable disease – Kent Live

A mum who was bitten by a tick in her Sevenoaks garden and was left with an incurable disease said she wants to…

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Dundee woman Shona, 25, has ‘nearly died 20 times’ in battle with Type-1 diabetes – Evening Telegraph

A Dundee woman has spoken of her battle with diabetes, which has seen her hospitalised 20 times this year. Shona Grant, 25, is…

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Belfast dancer Helen Hall gives insight into the world of visual impairment – The Irish News

BELFAST dancer, choreographer and teacher Helen Hall is inviting audiences to explore her life as a visually impaired person in her new dance…

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‘Having multiple sclerosis is not a life sentence’: Local woman, 30, speaks of living with condition – Evening Telegraph

Kerrie Jamieson was just 19 when a routine trip to the optician eventually led to her getting the devastating news that she had…

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Planet Abled: Meet the woman making travel accessible for disabled people in India – The Independent

Imagine travelling 2,000km across the country to see a temple you’ve dreamt of visiting, only to discover your family can’t get in. There…

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Paralysed and on ventilator in intensive care but insurers refuse to fork out as holiday wasn’t cancelled in person – Scottish Daily Record

Charlene Burke was in intensive care for a month after being completely paralysed by a freak illness. She had planned a family holiday but,…

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Deafness does not stop duo from volunteering at Games – The Star Online

Much like the athletes competing in the 9th Asean Para Games, two women aren’t letting their disabilities hold them back. Elaine Yee Chek Yin,…

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‘We couldn’t have done it without their help’ – Mother’s emotional tributes to daughter’s carers – Express & Star

Joanne Cooper was born on April 23 1967 and died on June 26 this year at New Cross Hospital. She was known for…

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Father of boy, 5, who has just four toes and suffers from cerebral palsy says his ‘greatest hope’ is see him finally go to school – The Sun

THE father of a young boy born with just two toes on each foot is desperate to see his son go to school. Duan…

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The five girls who help in their little sister’s battle with Asperger’s – Hull Daily Mail

Six pairs of shoes, six school uniforms to get ready before school, six dinners to make. It’s all in a day’s work for Diane…

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A mother on great losses of her daughter’s disability – Daily Mail Online

When Sam Carlisle’s daughter Elvi was two, she was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition that would go on to cost Sam her…

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I lost my sight aged 19 from diabetes. I thought my life was over, but I was so wrong – iNews

I lost my sight in 1996, at the age of 19, due to a condition called diabetic retinopathy – an illness that left…

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Amazing success of Glen Parva 53-year-old named new World’s Strongest Disabled Man – Leicester Mercury

Pete Linnett is a doubly inspiring weightlifter, proving that neither disability nor age need be a barrier to success. The 53-year-old, of Glen Parva,…

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I was in the Paralympics. Now Channel 4 wants me to recruit for The Undateables – iNews

Hannah Dines finished 5th in the Trike events at the Rio Paralympics. She has cerebral palsy. On Sunday I got an email from the…

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The moving reason why this Hull boy is the eyes and ears for his old brother – Hull Daily Mail

There’s little more special than the bond between brothers. But for Charlie and Jack Lilley, there is an even greater meaning to brotherly…

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Bedford dad pushing for better business understanding of the autism spectrum – Bedfordshire News

A FATHER has taken his passion for equality – inspired by his autistic son and questions about his own character – to one…

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Sydney woman with one arm become a pole dancing champion – Daily Mail Online

A woman who was born with one arm has defied the odds to become a two-time pole dancing world champion. Australian Deb Roach was…

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The heartwarming diary of Kyan, 6, reveals what it’s like to live with autism – Hull Daily Mail

The parents of an autistic boy are sharing the reality of living with autism through their new blog. James and Rachel Leebetter, of Kingswood,…

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Disabled boy, 11, ‘thrown up in the air’ and run over with bike at gala ‘because he was small’ – Mirror.co.uk

A disabled boy was run over and ‘thrown up in the air’ in an attack at a public gala. Mason Gibson, who has spina…

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Ashford mum with multiple sclerosis loses higher rate of PIP benefit – Kent Online

A disabled mum says she feels she is being targeted after changes to benefits were brought in by the government. Yolanda Barker, 45, from…

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Appeal to raise £30000 to pay for stem cell treatment for Stevenage dad with motor neurone disease reaches its target – Comet 24

Scott Everett, who lives in Stevenage, was diagnosed with MND in March and given up to three years to live. Scott is only 46…

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DIGNITY IN CARE: Man’s journey into social care inspired by younger brother – Oxford Mail

A MAN inspired by his younger brother to embark on a career in social care is now continuing the caring legacy his parents…

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MND & 22 Year Old Me – BBC Show on IPlayer

The youngest person with motor neurone disease in Scotland, Lucy Lintott, is becoming paralysed – she can no longer walk unassisted and she…

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Sweet success for brain injury survivor Dudley Garner, who has won an award for helping others get into running – Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Mr Garner, 35, from Shotesham All Saints, suffered injuries to his skull and neck and permanent brain damage, which sent him into a…

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Co Down mum running Belfast Met course to support parents with autistic children – Belfast Live

This Co Down mum is running a Belfast Met course to support parents with autistic children. Mum-of-two Faith Garrett is the course coordinator and…

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Quadriplegic is living a full life – Independent Online

Bungee jumping, paragliding and kite-surfing. Not everyone can do these extreme sports, but these are just a few of the things that Brenton…

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‘We were told to say goodbye to Noah and then had to fight to get a life-saving drug… now we want to give something back’ – Belfast Telegraph

Like most parents Jonny Collins (36) from Lisburn thinks he has the happiest, best four-year-old child in the world. But Jonny, who is…

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Motor Neurone Disease sufferer Nick battles on with charity effort despite deterioration – Burton Mail

A Uttoxeter man battling a terminal illness is continuing with his selfless work to help fellow sufferers even though his condition may be…

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Lady Gaga reveals she suffers from Fibromyalgia in documentary – Daily Mail

Lady Gaga has opened up about her fight with Fibromyalgia. The 31-year-old pop singer took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to make the revelation…

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How a super-fit schoolboy rugby star coped with paralysis – Daily Mail Online

The first thing I noticed as I was brought into St Andrew Ward was the daylight. As the nurses settled me down and…

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Paralympic star out to find a girlfriend on The Undateables before losing sight melts viewers hearts – Metro

The Undateables has finally come back to our television screens for a new series and viewers are already having all the feels over…

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Student with autism has college place withdrawn a week after term starts – ITV News

A mother is fighting to get her autistic son back into college after his place was withdrawn after just a week. James Parker, 16,…

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Autistic boy turned away from Norwich college days after starting course – The Guardian

A teenager with autism was left in tears after he began a course at a further education college only to be told days…

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‘I’m a 25-year-old woman living with aspergers’ – Marie Claire UK

I have a gift which isn’t always visible in my mirror; my gift is a disability called Asperger’s Syndrome. I am 25. I was…

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Glyn Hopkin kicks off careers campaign for autism sufferers – AM-online

The Glyn Hopkin Charitable Foundation has teamed up with autism charity Sycamore Trust UK to sufferers into long-term employment with local businesses. The foundation,…

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Sir Philip Craven: Outgoing IPC chief on 16 years at the top of Paralympic sport – BBC Sport

The Paralympic Games are unrecognisable from when Sir Philip Craven took control of them in 2001. During his time in charge, the International Paralympic…

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West Cumbrian wheelchair athlete wins Great North Run – Times & Star

West Cumbrian Paralympian Simon Lawson won the elite men’s wheelchair race at the Great North Run. It is the first time the 35-year-old, from…

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‘How I beat MS’: 17 years after being diagnosed, this doctor is symptom-free, thanks to a simple 7-step plan other experts now hail – Daily Mail

George Jelinek will never forget the day he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. ‘It was Sunday, April 19, 1999, at about 4pm,’ he says….

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Jason checks off latest daredevil stunt – Yorkshire Post

A MAN left virtually paralysed by Motor Neurone Disease has completed his latest daring challenge to raise awareness of the condition, abseiling off…

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Mum feared she would lose her leg to diabetes so shed the pounds – and look at her now – Hull Daily Mail

She feared she would lose her leg to diabetes if she did not get rid of some weight. But it was only when Alison…

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The mum who quit work to drive her disabled son to school – BBC News

Education Secretary, Justine Greening, has announced a review of the guidance given to councils about school transport for disabled children, after concerns were…

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Young mum-to-be paralysed and left in coma after suffering stroke caused by pregnancy – Mirror.co.uk

An expectant mum was left paralysed and in a coma for nearly two weeks after suffering a stroke caused by her pregnancy. Danielle Pownall…

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Woman with cerebral palsy conquers a climbing wall in Colorado to prove that ‘life on wheels doesn’t have to slow you down’ – Daily Mail

A remarkable video shows a 34-year-old woman with spastic cerebral palsy, severe asthma, an impaired immune system conquering a climbing wall in Colorado…

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Zumba teacher ‘gobsmacked’ as class to raise £15k so son with cerebral palsy can get standing wheelchair – Hull Daily Mail

A Zumba teacher has thanked her “lovely” class who have teamed up to try and raise enough money to give her son a…

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After a brain injury ruined his memory, student beats the odds, returns to class – Today.com

It’s been a long medical journey that began in January 2016, when Becker was skiing with his family in Wisconsin. As he and…

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Donegal mum of three autistic kids challenges Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to ‘try babysitting my kids’ – The Irish Sun

She said without the help of ICARE (Inishowen Children’s Autism Related Education), a service run by other parents of children with autism, her…

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Irvine lad with Asperger’s syndrome Judo champion for third time – Irvine Times

An Irvine lad has once again been crowned Judo champion after winning gold for the third time. Ross Carswell, who has Asperger’s syndrome, once…

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Woman is left paralysed after a night out – Daily Mail Online

A woman who ‘can’t remember’ breaking her back on a night out has vowed not to let her devastating injuries ruin her life…

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Amputee war hero is refused access to Virgin train – Daily Mail Online

A disabled war hero was refused access to a Virgin train and escorted off the platform at Euston Station after he was unable…

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Bridgwater parents of ‘inspiring’ boy in public appeal for charity fundraiser – Somerset Live

The parents of an inspirational child are encouraging everyone to wear their jeans to work and school. As part of a fundraising day ‘Jeans…

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Woman battles ‘invisible’ disability – News Guardian

To look at Alison Morton you would be hard pushed to know anything was wrong with her. But 29-year-old Alison is one of millions…

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‘Miracle’ as boy with epilepsy treated with cannabis oil is now 300 days seizure-free – Yahoo News UK

An 11-year-old boy with severe epilepsy has not had a seizure in 300 days after he became the first patient to be prescribed…

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Isle of Wight man completes unique transatlantic crossing for Diabetes UK – On The Wight

Professional sailor Adam Pereira has arrived home on the Isle of Wight after becoming the first person with Type 1 diabetes to complete…

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Mother whose daughter suffered brain injury starts dance class with Happy Steps for physically disabled children at Crowle Parish – Worcester News

A MOTHER has set up a dance group for children with disabilities after her daughter sustained a severe brain injury from a cardiac…

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What This Mom Wants You to Know About Her Son’s Autism – SELF

The first day of school can be challenging for any child, but for those who have autism, it can be especially difficult. That’s…

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Gary Numan credits Asperger’s Syndrome to success – The List

Gary Numan says Asperger’s Syndrome has bene his “golden glove” in life and has made him a much more focused and driven musician Gary…

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Tandem sky dive challenge for blind grandmother Jackie – Windsor Observer

Sports loving Jackie Sprules, 62, is planning a 13,000 ft tandem sky dive – despite being almost blind in both eyes. Mrs Sprules, of…

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Daring challenge will see father with Motor Neurone Disease abseil off the Humber Bridge – Yorkshire Post

Abseiling off the Humber Bridge is not a feat many would dare to brave, but for Jason Liversidge, it is the latest in…

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I Have Epilepsy And I Just Walked Across Spain – HuffPost UK

A few hundred years ago, people would have thought I was touched by God or the Devil. I probably would have been burnt…

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Who was Sir John Warcup Cornforth? The chemist who overcame deafness to win the Nobel Prize – Telegraph.co.uk

Sir John Warcup Cornforth was a Nobel Prize-winning chemist who was born a century ago today. Sir John was known for his work in…

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Teenager took own life hours after being sentenced in court – WalesOnline

A “talented actor” took his own life just hours after he was sentenced in court, an inquest heard. Nathan Patrick Bird, 19, had appeared…

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Mum sets up charity in memory of 13-year-old son – The Gazette

A MUM who lost her young son to a rare illness is setting up a charity in his honour. Thirteen-year-old Ahmar Javed, of Elderslie,…

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I Spent Time In An Iron Lung – By Mick Anderson

I contracted Polio when I was two years old in 1949, I spent time in…

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New hope for MS sufferer Sarah Waters as donations pour in for life-changing treatment – Bournemouth Echo

A DISTRAUGHT MS sufferer refused potentially life-changing treatment at the last minute has thanked kind-hearted members of the public for giving her renewed…

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Girl with epilepsy gets a shot at normal life – The Star Online

Having battled epilepsy since she was a baby, eight-year-old Erinna Natashya Mohd Sohaimi (pic) now has a chance to lead a normal life. Thanks…

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Meet the mum tackling depression one photo at a time – BBC News

A mother from Hull has shared two strikingly different photos of herself when she was having suicidal thoughts to show that mental health…

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Three-year-old cerebral palsy sufferer Ivy Rose Summers needs £162000 for life-changing treatment – Scottish Daily Record

The family of a young cerebral palsy sufferer are on a mission to help their little girl live her life to her full…

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This 90% Disabled Man Is a Singer, Graphic Designer and Motivational Speaker! – The Better India

Sai Kaustuv Dasgupta has suffered more than 50 fractures. A rare bone disorder called Osteogenesis Imperfecta, also known as ‘brittle bone disease’, afflicts…

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Stanmore couple skydiving as part of a campaign for brain injury charity The Children’s Trust – Harrow Times

A husband and wife are getting ready to jump out of a plane at 10,000ft as they join a campaign aiming to raise…

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‘We’re not believed,’ says mum who suffers with rare disease and autism – Crawley Observer

A mum who suffers with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) and autism is trying to raise awareness of the conditions to stop people from being…

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Blind man suffering epileptic seizures and diabetes is rescued from Houston home by British journalist days after he and his family became trapped – Daily Mail

A man with deteriorating health was rescued from his Houston home after he went unnoticed for several days amid the chaos of Hurricane…

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Dietician Sarah Woodman becomes diabetes champion to help transform care in Hampshire – Daily Echo

A DIETICIAN from West Hampshire has been selected as a Diabetes UK Clinical Champion to help transform care for people living with diabetes…

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Gary Numan: I don’t see my Asperger’s as a disability – it’s an advantage – Express.co.uk

SYNTH-POP superstar Gary Numan believes the alien-like character he adopts on stage to belt out his best-known hits such as Are “Friends” Electric?…

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Dublin teen with cerebral palsy sets date to travel to US for ‘life-changing’ surgery – Irish Examiner

A Dublin teen with cerebral palsy has set a date to travel to the US for ‘life-changing’ surgery, writes Amy Ryan. Courtney Manning, a…

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Transport firm apologises to cerebral palsy sufferer Alan Woodhouse, 57, of Bradford Moor, after he complains about having to walk – Bradford Telegraph and Argus

A BUS company has apologised to a disabled man from Bradford after drivers missed his stop on a number of occasions despite him…

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Family hope to raise £160k for groundbreaking stem cell treatment for daughter, Ivy, who suffers from cerebral palsy – Scottish Daily Record

Little Ivy Rose has a smile that lights up a room but unless her parents raise enough money for groundbreaking treatment she will…

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Joleen Corr: Young mother left with severe brain injury brought home to west Belfast as family seek nursing home – The Irish News

A YOUNG mother left with a severe brain injury after a horrific attack is to be moved to a nursing home after medics…

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Family overwhelmed with support for son Zack Goodsell – Basingstoke Gazette

FRIENDS and family have rallied round to ensure a four-year-old with a rare genetic condition is given the opportunity to thrive in a…

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Woman loses six stone and cured her multiple sclerosis with THIS bizarre extreme diet – Closer

Rebecca Rosenberg lost nearly six stone by following a strict fruitarian diet – and accidentally cured herself of multiple sclerosis. The 33-year-old, from Texas…

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Mother with Multiple Sclerosis hits out at benefit cuts – ITV News

Read more at: https://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2017-09-01/mother-with-multiple-sclerosis-hits-out-at-benefit-cuts/

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Greenock dad pays tribute to daughter and raises £3k in her memory – Greenock Telegraph

AN inspirational Greenock dad and his family have raised more than £3,000 to support people with epilepsy after the condition tragically killed his…

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Epilepsy sufferer fury after vile thief stole her bag while she had a seizure – Scottish Daily Record

A woman has told how she had her bag stolen as she started having a seizure while waiting for a train. Jill Ferguson was…

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Celtic-daft kid with cerebral palsy goes viral for his ‘Wish to Walk’ campaign – Scottish Daily Record

Irish youngster Rory Gallagher has went viral with his fundraising campaign for life-changing treatment in America – while wearing a Celtic kit. The four-year-old…

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My Bipolar Disorder Makes Me Who I Am—and I’m Glad I Have It – Health.com

When I was a child, I used to lie on my back and watch the clouds glide across the sky. They were constantly…

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My autism hasn’t stopped me connecting with my sister – The Guardian

My sister, Kirsten, spent most of 2014 and 2015 sectioned on a psychiatric ward. While in hospital, she stuck a sign on her…

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I had to sieve his Rice Krispies so they weren’t ‘dusty’ … anything could trigger an outburst: One mother’s frank and loving account of living with a son who is autistic and has ADHD – Daily Mail

The looks exchanged around the room as I described the need to sieve my son Josh’s Rice Krispies so they weren’t ‘dusty’ spoke…

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‘My son’s brain condition is a ticking time bomb…’ – Wakefield Express

A mum is raising awareness of a rare brain condition which has left her son in a wheelchair. Wendy Ridsdale, of Chapelthorpe, hopes to…

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Woman, 26, documents brain cancer: ‘When I make the videos I feel a lot better’ – Today.com

After returning home from weekend trip in March, Courtney Warner was getting ready for bed when she heard a strange noise in her…

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Mother of three ‘devastated’ by Lyme disease after Hampstead Heath visit – Hampstead and Highgate Express

The warning comes after two women reported getting bitten by ticks carrying the disease during trips to the Heath. Mother of three Lottie Khan,…

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Jail for burglar who broke into home of cerebral palsy sufferer – Nottingham Post

A burglar has been jailed after he broke into the home of a cerebral palsy sufferer in the dead of night. Scott Gladwin was…

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How Clarks made ‘shopping with autism more bearable’ for mum taking daughter for school shoes – Manchester Evening News

A mum has praised Clarks shoes for the way staff helped her daughter with autism to find school shoes. Louisa Nashir tends to avoid…

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Disabled man aims to walk across finish line of Sydney marathon – New Zealand Herald

If Auckland man Steve Millar achieves his goal of walking across the finish line of the Sydney Marathon next month, he will have…

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Three disabled people who will not let themselves be limited – Disability Horizons

When some people hear the word ‘disability’, thoughts of limitations come to mind—what a person can’t do, what they used to do and…

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Champion mum and dad overcome struggles to support son’s Paralympic dream – Chronicle Live

Life is a daily struggle for Helen Morgan and David Ferry. The couple are parents to 16-year-old twins Thomas and Jack who are both…

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Lyme disease put a fitness instructor in a wheelchair – Daily Mail

Only four years ago, superfit Lorraine Murray had completed four Olympic-length triathlons, ran her own businesses and was raising two children. But the ex-Army…

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Builder who helped boy with cerebral palsy goes on to major business success with ‘Builders Bay’ surplus stock retailer – Slough and Windsor Observer

A GOOD deed to help a young mum and her son has escalated into a major business success for 49-year-old Colin Stacey. It all…

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Ulster student opens up on dealing with OCD and losing his eyesight – Belfast Newsletter

Declan Campbell was just 14 when he was diagnosed with anxiety, depression and Obsessive-Compulsion Disorder (OCD), a much misunderstood and distressing condition that…

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DWP rejects PIP claimant’s appeal… before she receives decision notice – DisabledGo News and Blog

Fresh concerns have been raised about the integrity of the disability benefits system, after a disabled woman’s appeal against having her benefits removed…

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Bride battling motor neurone disease uses Stephen Hawking technology to say ‘I do’ on wedding day – ITV News

A woman from Leeds is preparing to say ‘I do’ – despite having virtually lost her voice to Motor Neurone Disease. Angela Brown was…

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Doddie Weir: Rugby not to blame for my motor neurone disease – AOL UK

Former Scotland international Doddie Weir insists he places no blame on rugby after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND). In June, Weir revealed…

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Radio ham rescues epileptic girl on remote Exmoor campsite – BBC News

An amateur radio enthusiast helped rescue a girl who was having an epileptic seizure while camping in a remote part of Exmoor. Mike Everett…

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Bransholme students prove hard work pays off on GCSE results day 2017 – Hull Daily Mail

Emotions ran high at two Bransholme secondary schools this morning as dozens of youngsters ripped open envelopes containing the golden tickets to the…

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Lifestyle changes helped me to avoid getting diabetes – The Argus

A BOAT builder has been given a new lease of life after almost developing diabetes. Kevin Enticknap from Shoreham thought he was reasonably fit…

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‘I’m getting over hating myself’: how to front a punk band with cerebral palsy – The Guardian

People often assume that the lead singer of Culture Abuse is wasted. In fact he has cerebral palsy. “They think I’m fucked up…

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Battling Tom Evetts, who has cerebral palsy, says ‘mum’ for first time thanks to East Anglia Children’s Hospices’ help – Halstead Gazette

A BRAVE youngster with cerebral palsy brought his mother to tears by uttering “mum” for the first time. Tom Evetts, 12, of Finchingfield, was…

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Breaking Bad star RJ Mitte on surviving bullying, trolls and Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls – Radio Times

RJ Mitte knows no limits. At 25, he has lived through more than most people twice his age. Aged three, he was diagnosed with…

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Family forced to travel 600 miles to visit cerebral palsy centre plan their own North Wales facility – Daily Post North Wales

A couple who have had to travel far and wide to obtain the right help and support for their son now plan to…

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The nun who prayed and made me walk – BBC News

It was the summer of 2011, and my family and I were on holiday in Paris. I know it was 2011, because it…

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Thomas Swales was diagnosed with Friedreich’s Ataxia when he was aged 15 – Daily Mail

A ‘unique’ teenager took his own life after contracting a rare incurable illness that he feared he would be wheelchair-bound for life, an…

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Janine Shepherd: a broken body is not a broken person – Disability Horizons

Former elite athlete and now celebrated author, Janine Shepherd, shares her inspirational story in the best-selling memoir, Defiant: A Broken Body is not…

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It took a day for this visually impaired girl to sit each exam, but she still aced them – Wales Online

A GCSE student who had to take a day to sit each of her 19 exam papers because of her visual impairment is…

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‘I’ve Battled Debilitating Lyme Disease For 2 Years—Here’s How It’s Affected My Career’ – Women’s Health

When most people think of Lyme disease, they think of tick bites and that classic bulls-eye rash. But for up-and-coming singer Marina Morgan,…

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Cerebral palsy sufferer Hope Rutterford ‘lost for words’ after GCSE success at Felixstowe Academy – East Anglian Daily Times

Hope, who has had cerebral palsy since birth, achieved GCSEs including grades 5 and 4 in English and A in health and social…

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Community joins in £40000 crowdfunding campaign for cerebral palsy teen – Somerset Live

Kate Jenkins, from Mere, is braving the barber’s clippers on 10th September to have her hair shaved off to help raise money for14-year-old…

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‘Magical’ six-year-old with cerebral palsy defies doctors who said she’d never walk by completing triathlon – The Sun

DAISY Mason has defied doctors who said she would never walk or swim by completing a triathlon. The six-year-old, who has quadriplegic cerebral palsy,…

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Bullied Boy With Asperger’s Syndrome Gets a Huge Birthday Party Thrown in His Honor – PEOPLE.com

After being bullied at school for being different, William Morales was starting to lose hope that he would ever make friends. But his…

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Violinist performs again 30 years after horror smash – Daily Mail Online

A brain damaged violinist performed alongside her best friend 29 years after they last played together – after a computer turned her thoughts…

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Inspirational story: Chinese teen with muscular dystrophy admitted to college – CCTV

A Chinese teen who was diagnosed with progressive muscular dystrophy at the age of one has been admitted to Hangzhou Dianzi University because…

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A hiker who suffers from epileptic seizures climbs 500 miles for charity – Surrey Comet

A determined writer who suffers from epileptic seizures has conquered the mountains of Spain to prove what her body is still capable of…

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Paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock from Shepreth set for BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing – Royston Crow

The double Paralympic, World and European T44 100m Champion was the penultimate contestant to be unveiled last night – and will join the…

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Rochester boy named national NF Champion while battling genetic disorder – Post Bulletin

Gus Erickson’s super power is making doors open with the wave of a finger. It may sound silly, but the 5-year-old Rochester boy doesn’t…

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Rugby star encourages support for Motor Neurone Disease Scotland – Third Force News

Rugby star Doddie Weir, who was recently diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, is encouraging people to sign up for MND Scotland’s 5k Fun…

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Matt Dawson opens up about battle with Lyme disease – Belfast Telegraph

Read more at: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/video-news/video-matt-dawson-opens-up-about-battle-with-lyme-disease-36052402.html

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An Epsom teenager’s brain injury has inspired her father to take on 80-mile cycle challenge – Epsom Guardian

A proud Epsom Dad swaps jeans for lyra as he takes on an 80-mile cycling challenge for a children’s charity inspired by his…

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Swansea Bionic Boy can finally use a knife and fork – Daily Mail Online

Riding a bike and eating with a knife and fork may seem easy activities for an 11-year-old to carry out. But for Alan Gifford,…

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World famous one-handed pianist Nicholas McCarthy is to play in Huddersfield – Huddersfield Examiner

Between engagements in far flung South Korea and China, the world-famous one-handed pianist Nicholas McCarthy will be making a rare appearance in Huddersfield…

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John’s Story: ‘I Am More Than MS’ – Multiple Sclerosis News Today

In this video from Patients Like Me, John shares that although he’s suffering from the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis (MS), he’s definitely much…

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Actress Sally Phillips honours autism nurse for being a ‘true champion’ – homecare.co.uk News

Amy Childs won the ‘Senior Manager Award’ at The National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards 2017, and is considered a ‘true national champion’…

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Dundee man speaks out about life with Bipolar – The Courier

Dundee Bipolar Group – the first of its kind in the city – was set up last September and has been growing from…

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Boy with autism achieves dream of climbing mountain – Isle of Wight County Press

A FIVE-YEAR-OLD boy has walked up a mountain to prove small people with autism can achieve big things. Eli Wells was diagnosed with autism…

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4-year-old girl with rare form of muscular dystrophy returns home from hospital for the first time – ITV News

A four-year-old girl who has a rare form of muscular dystrophy has returned home to live for the first time after spending her…

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Man with learning disabilities wins damages after human rights breach – Community Care

A local authority has agreed to pay £10,000 in damages to a man with learning disabilities after it breached his human rights by…

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Mum whose son has autism praises PSNI for help on life-changing night – Belfast Live

A mum whose son has autism has praised PSNI officers for their help on what she described as a night which changed their…

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‘It was a relief’: Anne Hegerty speaks candidly about the autism diagnosis that left her on benefits with bailiffs at the door before she joined The Chase (and she displays her SHOCKING new makeover) – Daily Mail

The Chase’s Anne Hegerty has opened up about the secret battle with autism that left her on benefits and with bailiffs knocking on…

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Town rallies around teen with spinal cord injury – The Southington Observer

Ryan Catlin, 15, suffered a severe injury to his spinal cord in an ATV accident on Saturday, July 29 while vacationing with his…

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Wheelchair bound Cumbrian daredevil to paraglide off mountain for Motor Neurone Disease – The Westmorland Gazette

A CUMBRIAN man confined to a wheelchair by Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is preparing for a charity paraglide off Skiddaw in the Lake…

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What Adopting My Daughter with Cerebral Palsy Taught Me About Being Strong – Shape Magazine

Most people don’t know if they can get pregnant until they actually try. I learned that the hard way. When my husband and I…

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Fundraisers taking on an epic challenge for brain injury charity – East Lothian Courier

A WOMAN who recovered from a brain haemorrhage is among those taking on an epic challenge in aid of the charity which helped…

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‘Superhero’ Camberley wheelchair user prepares for gruelling triathlon to raise money for charity – Get Surrey

One man from Camberley isn’t letting his disability get in the way of taking part in a challenging triathlon event. Dave McQuirk is training…

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Norwich man looks to be first person with multiple sclerosis to swim the English Channel – Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Mike Dawson, 46, is aiming to raise £10,000 in the process for the MS Society by swimming more than 21 miles from Dover…

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‘I want to take them to Disneyland’: Australian Survivor’s Luke Toki reveals five-year-old son Lennox’s struggle with autism has motivated him to win the show for his family – Daily Mail

He’s the self-described ‘joker,’ who applied for Australian Survivor as a prank. But Luke Toki has revealed his sincere side, revealing to OK! magazine…

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The East Grinstead family raising money so 5-year-old boy with cerebral palsy can go on holiday – Surrey Mirror

A couple from East Grinstead who were left “devastated” when their son was diagnosed with a severe form of cerebral palsy a day…

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At university with autism: ‘My tutors saw potential’ – The Guardian

I was halfway through a BTec at Barnfield College in Luton, but I had enough Ucas points to qualify for a foundation year…

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Silent Witness’ Liz Carr stabbed in the head in London – Daily Mail Online

Silent Witness actress Liz Carr has thanked friends for their support after she was stabbed in the head by an attacker armed with…

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10-Month-Old Baby With Multiple Health Conditions Spreads Joy Across The Internet With Infectious Laugh – HuffPost UK

A video of a 10-month-old baby with multiple health conditions infectiously giggling has been spreading joy across the internet. Scott Kuhn, dad to baby…

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Shropshire Paralympian recovering after being put on life support – Shropshire Star

Mikey Hall, from St Martins near Oswestry, represented his country at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games where he picked up a gold medal. But…

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Double Paralympic champion to ride across Britain to support disability charity – Insidethegames.biz

Steve Bate, a two-time gold medal winning cyclist at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, has announced that he will participate in next month’s Deloitte…

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Autistic boy, 6, spends months buying hundreds of Kinder Eggs in bid to find one special toy he’s desperate for – Mirror.co.uk

A six-year-old boy with austism has bought hundreds of Kinder Eggs in his mission to search for one special toy. Jayden Lakey’s parents say…

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Lakeside couple to walk Hadrian’s Wall for motor neurone disease – The Westmorland Gazette

A LAKE District husband and wife are to walk the length of Hadrian’s Wall following a life-changing diagnosis. Aged just 45, Alan Towart, of…

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Singer RaeLynn on managing diabetes with life on road – Daily Mail

Country artist RaeLynn has spoken out about living with diabetes to inspire others with the condition. The former Voice semi-finalist has revealed she was…

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Little boy with Cerebral Palsy appeals for help for £100,000 operation to get ‘new legs’ – ITV News

Lincoln Hope is five and has Cerebral Palsy. His particular condition might be helped with surgery, but isn’t currently available in the UK….

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‘She came alive’ – teen who suffered brain injury at three-days-old finds love in music – Lincolnshire Live

A 19-year-old teenager who suffered a brain injury at three days old and struggles to communicate with others has found her love of…

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Dundee mum and son to raise cash for ‘hugely beneficial’ autism charity – Evening Telegraph

Debbie Gordon, 35, and son Cameron, eight, from Maryfield, will be looking to raise money for the National Autistic Society Dundee and Angus…

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A Welsh dad fears for his vulnerable daughter as support for people with severe learning disabilities is threatened – Wales Online

The father of a disabled woman has criticised the Government for putting at risk night-time care on which she depends. Dad Wyn Williams spoke…

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Leominster teen tackles mental health stigma with powerful film – Hereford Times

A LEOMINSTER teenager has created a powerful film about the stigma felt by young people with mental health issues. Nathan Hiams, 19, drew on…

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Mum Of Toddler With Autism Praises Mothercare For Sending Box Of Shoes That Were No Longer In Stock – HuffPost UK

A mum has praised Mothercare for its kind gesture to her two-year-old son who has autism and who is lost without his favourite…

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Ronde Barber and Kyle Bryant Talk About Friedreich’s Ataxia – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

In this video, Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ football player Ronde Barber talks about his involvement with the non-profit organization,…

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Big-hearted Balsall Common teen Mikey Akers shortlisted for National Diversity Award – Solihull Observer

A BIG-HEARTED teen with a speech disorder, who always felt different growing up, has been shortlisted for a National Diversity Award for all…

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Guide dog saved deaf-blind woman from attack by youths – STV News

A deaf-blind woman’s guide dog came to her owner’s rescue after she was attacked by a gang of youths in Glasgow. Lisa Halley, 27,…

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Mum’s story of raising daughter with autism – South Wales Guardian

FOR Denise Silva and her daughter Natalie, life has been far from straight forward. When Natalie was a little girl, her mum was worried…

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‘I was told that my learning disabled son would have better care than in India’ – The Guardian

When Parmi Dheensa’s son Callum kissed a classmate on the cheek not long after starting at a special needs primary school, a teacher…

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Autistic boy needs hospital treatment after ‘bullies’ leave plank of wood impaled in his head – The Independent

An autistic boy was left with a one inch nail embedded in the back of his head after he was attacked by a…

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Hartford travel company makes dreams come true for woman with cerebral palsy – The Chester Chronicle

A woman with cerebral palsy has thanked a Cheshire travel business for supporting a charity that has turned her dreams of driving a…

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Ayr parents hail lifeline Aberlour care service for transforming life of teen daughter disabled by rare genetic condition isodicentric 15 – Scottish Daily Record

The parents of a teenager disabled by a rare genetic condition have hailed a lifeline care service for transforming her life. Rachel McKinnon has…

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Woman tries to help homeless man with Motor Neurone Disease – NEWS.com.au

EMMA was rushing through Melbourne’s CBD when she was stopped by a dishevelled man holding crutches while clutching a cup. As he asked her…

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Cerebral palsy sufferer Hannah gets dream garden and a Disney trip thanks to kindness of strangers – Kent Online

Multiple dreams are coming true all at once for one mum and her family. Joanne Salt has had quite a few months since the…

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Blind man watches his football team for the first time – Daily Mail Online

A blind man has watched his football team play for the first time in 27 years thanks to pioneering technology – though he…

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Family of girl, 8, struggling to pay electricity bill for equipment to keep her alive – Nottingham Post

The family of an eight-year-old girl say they are running into debt with their power provider after their monthly bill rocketed due to…

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Watch as Ladock dad of five with motor neurone shows amazing response to treatment – Cornwall Live

A father who was left unable to speak and with limited movement after being diagnosed with aggressive motor neurone disease has been able…

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‘It’s taken my life away’ Former bodybuilder tells of devastating motor neurone disease diagnosis – Scottish Daily Record

Paul Smith could once shoulder press a whopping 120 kilos in his former life as a champion bodybuilder but he now struggles with…

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Inspirational mum launches autism friendly bus tours in Glasgow – Glasgow Live

When Alison Sharp’s son Bradley was diagnosed with autism, she wanted to do everything she could to make his life a little easier. “Having…

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A clever Swansea student has made a Monopoly board for blind people – Wales Online

Monopoly can be a frustrating game at the best of times if you keep ending up in jail and never get to pass…

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A Margate family have described the devastating effects of motor neurone disease on mum Caroline – Kent Live

A Margate family has described the devastating effects of motor neurone disease (MND), which killed a healthy mother-of-two. Caroline Cousins, 41, went from being…

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Polish Designer Uses Sinterit Lisa 3D Printer to Make Exoskeleton Arms for Children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy – 3DPrint.com

I’ve heard it said that a kid’s main job is just to be a kid – go play, and enjoy the time before…

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Boy’s Wheelchair Transformed Into Flash Costume for Comic-Con – NBC Boston

With some help from an Oregon-based nonprofit, a 10-year-old boy with Spina Bifida was transformed into the Flash for this year’s Comic-Con in…

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Man with type 1 diabetes raising awareness after criticism for injecting in public – Diabetes.co.uk

A man with type 1 diabetes has called for greater diabetes awareness after he was criticised for injecting at a bus stop. Ben Lockwood,…

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Mum praised for battling with diabetes for 50 years – Lancashire Telegraph

A MOTHER who has battled type one diabetes for more than half a century has been awarded a medal. Enid Ellis, from Foulridge, was…

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Family of eight-year-old in Blackburn with cerebral palsy say thanks after £5k donations ahead of surgery – Lancashire Telegraph

THE family of an eight-year-old boy suffering with cerebral palsy have thanked groups for donating to their fundraising campaign. Samuel Hosker, from Blackburn, is…

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Cerebral palsy can’t stop James taking on Munro mission – East Lothian Courier

A STUDENT with cerebral palsy, who conquered a Munro last year for charity, is getting ready to do it all over again. James Fontana…

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‘I’ve been waiting almost three years to hear my little boy say ‘mum”: Ex Home and Away star Christie Hayes reveals her two-year-old son has autism and can’t yet talk – Daily Mail

A former star of hit Australian show Home and Away has opened up about her son’s autism diagnosis. Christie Hayes, who co-hosts the radio…

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A Whitefield man raises thousands for Motor Neurone Disease Association in three peak challenge – Bury Times

AN INTREPID climber has raised nearly £8,000 for charity by completing the Three Peaks Challenge. Adam Green, from Whitefield, climbed Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis…

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Married couple who met at Wantage’s Groove It! learning disabilities nightclub celebrate its fifth anniversary – Herald Series

FOR a very select group, this elite nightclub has created priceless memories, lifelong friendships and at least one happy marriage. And last month, Wantage’s…

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UK’s strongest man with cerebral palsy Bradley Gleave reveals ambitions to compete at 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo – Warrington Guardian

A CHAMPION disabled strongman has revealed ambitions to compete at the 2020 Paralympics in Japan. Bradley Gleave from Great Sankey was crowned the UK’s…

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Mum of poorly Fiona, 15, says support from Dundonians has been ‘tremendous’ – Evening Telegraph

Fiona Clark, 15, from the Hilltown, was born with neurofibromatosis — a genetic condition which causes tumours to grow along nerves. Usually the tumours…

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Inspirational quadruple amputee completes world’s biggest triathlon – Glasgow Live

A quadruple amputee from just outside Glasgow who had part of her lung removed in March has completed the world’s largest triathlon. Inspirational Cor…

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PROFILE: The woman tasked with improving life for those with learning disabilities – Oxford Mail

THE new director of services for people with learning disabilities is passionate about improving the health inequalities they suffer. Determined to make health services…

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Girl from the North Country review – Dylan’s songs are Depression-era dynamite – The Guardian

This is the second time in a week I’ve seen an Irish writer create a remarkable fusion of text and music. Woyzeck in…

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Fiancee of spina bifida sufferer writes play telling story of living with hidden disability – Scottish Daily Record

When Greg Cumming met 
Megan Smith, he never dreamed she would become his fiancée 
and the champion of his hidden disability. You would not…

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​Padstow schoolboys fundraising efforts give disabled teen much more than just a special birthday – Cornwall Live

Year 5 pupils from Padstow School not only exceeded their fundraising expectations for a disabled teen, but were able to give him much…

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Ayrshire grandad struck down by rare Lyme Disease takes battle to have health condition recognised all the way to Holyrood – Scottish Daily Record

A grandad’s battle to have his rare health condition recognised has gone all the way to parliament. Peter Hill, 64, is fighting to raise…

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Two-year-old toddler with cerebral palsy takes first steps after year of hell for family left in tears – Mirror.co.uk

A toddler left with cerebral palsy after suffering a stroke at just 11-months-old has been filmed taking his first steps as he begins…

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I Have A Child On The Spectrum, & I’m A Stronger Parent Because Of Her – Romper

My ex and I sat at the white plastic table across from our daughter’s preschool teachers, twin printouts of her progress set out…

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Oakley guide dog owner hits out at pavement parkers – Dunfermline Press

AN OAKLEY guide dog owner has hit out at the problem of pavement parking in her village. Debbie Clark says selfish drivers force her…

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World first: Wakeboarder towed by seaplane to raise spinal cord injury awareness in honour of Brad Smeele – Stuff.co.nz

Thinking outside the box to raise awareness around spinal cord injury is exactly what an Auckland tradie and extreme sports athlete did this…

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Dance fan with cerebral palsy goes on dream trip to Ibiza thanks to kind-hearted strangers – Mirror.co.uk

A disabled dance fan had the time of his life in Ibiza after kind-hearted strangers raised almost £4,500 to send him and his…

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Heartbreaking reason man with cerebral palsy wants to share footage of himself crawling to his car before work – Mirror.co.uk

A 30-year-old man with cerebral palsy is sharing footage of himself crawling to his car to go to work for a heartbreaking reason. In…

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Davenport parents say experimental drug helps son with severe form of muscular dystrophy – News Chief

Like a typical younger sibling, Benjamin Rodriguez, 4, hovers around his brother, Derek, eager to share in what he is doing. Derek, 8, kneels…

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Anto Finnegan takes on the Camino to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease – the Irish News

A former Antrim GAA football captain has taken on one of Europe’s most gruelling challenges in a bid to raise awareness of a…

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Boy with autism just can’t stop eating plastic and cardboard – Daily Mail

Four-year-old Marco Slawycz, who has autism, can’t stop eating plastic and cardboard and his parents are hoping a new therapy in the USA…

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Cononley woman with muscular dystrophy to kayak for two miles along Leeds and Liverpool Canal – Craven Herald

A WOMAN from Cononley who has a form of the illness muscular dystrophy will take to the water this weekend to raise cash…

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Zion Harvey: Double hand transplant boy plays baseball – BBC News

A US boy who made history as the world’s first child to have a double hand transplant is now swinging a baseball bat…

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Young Stonehouse musician Charlie overcomes deafness to play at prestigious music festival in Poland – Stroud News and Journal

A TALENTED young musician from Stonehouse has overcome deafness to earn a spot at a prestigious music festival in Poland. Charlie Denton, 10, attended…

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Stafford couple’s £50k bid to help little boy walk by himself – Staffordshire Newsletter

A STAFFORD couple has launched a campaign to raise £50,000 and help their son fulfil his dream of walking unaided. Henry Gibbs, from Trinity…

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Man who suffered devastating brain haemorrhage proposes to his girlfriend without using words – The Independent

Sam Hensman, a 25-year-old who suffered a brain haemorrhage, has proposed to his girlfriend Tess Delony with a big smile. Two years ago, Sam,…

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Springwatch’s Chris Packham urges people to open up about autism – the Irish News

Springwatch presenter Chris Packham has urged people to speak more openly about autism as he told of the positive feedback he had received…

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Girl, 13, with cerebral palsy enjoys ‘life-changing’ new garden – STV News

A few days ago Shakira Johnstone had a large garden that she could look at but not play in. Living with cerebral palsy, a…

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Who is Noel Conway? Motor neurone disease sufferer fighting UK ban on assisted dying – The Sun

A TERMINALLY ill man is continuing his “fight for choice at the end of life” at the High Court. But what exactly does Noel…

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Aberdeen MP opens up about battle with depression to help other seek help – Aberdeen Evening Express

An Aberdeen MP has spoken of her own battle with depression in a bid to persuade more people to seek help for their…

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Woman, 21, who thought her neck ache was a result of sleeping in a funny position is left PARALYSED – Daily Mail

A young woman who woke up with neck ache was left paralysed just a matter of hours later. Helen Fincham, 21, from Bridgend, Wales,…

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Heroic Motor Neurone Disease sufferer plans to scale Mount Snowdon in his wheelchair – The London Economic

Battling dad Jason Liversidge is set to become of the few disabled people to tackle one of Britain’s highest peaks. Jason, 41, suffers from…

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‘It felt like I was flying’- cerebral palsy sufferer from Huncoat completed 15,000ft sky dive challenge – Lancashire Telegraph

STAFF at a care home have helped a resident suffering from cerebral palsy complete one of their goals by taking part in a…

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Deaf teen with cerebral palsy in national DJ competition – Daily Mail

A deaf teen with cerebral palsy who turned to DJing to escape bullying battles it out in a national competition.

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Autistic teenager creates artificial intelligence but ‘can’t get school place’ – ITV News

An autistic 13-year-old girl who has had to be educated at home for a year has created her own artificial intelligence. It took Kari…

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Boy with autism ‘astonished’ at appeal response – BBC News

A boy with autism celebrated his 11th birthday with cards sent from all over the world after his mum made an appeal on…

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Cellist makes emotional return to stage to raise money for Epilepsy Society – Epilepsy Society

Sixteen years ago Anna made the difficult decision to give up her career as a full- time professional musician when her then six-year-old…

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Helicopter company gives boy with muscular dystrophy a boost – The Oxford Times

A YOUNG boy with muscular dystrophy will see his Witney home adapted to help him move around thanks to a donation of nearly…

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Autistic boy who spent birthday alone gets incredible response from strangers – Telegraph.co.uk

An autistic boy left heartbroken after no one showed up to his birthday party is smiling again after the internet had an amazing…

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Wheelchair-bound man experiences virtual reality flight – Daily Mail Online

A wheelchair-bound man who has never walked a day in his life was able to fly thanks to virtual reality glasses, and the…

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Disgusted mum blasts ‘scumbags’ who stole disabled daughter’s food bag and pump that she relies on to eat – Mirror.co.uk

An angry mum has lashed out at the “scumbags” who broke into her car and stole her disabled daughter’s food bag. Lisa Warren said…

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Champion powerlifter who could squat three Anthony Joshuas loses epilepsy battle – Chronicle Live

A record-breaking powerlifter who could squat more than world boxing champ Anthony Joshua weighs has lost her battle with epilepsy. Dot Shaw was legendary…

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Campaign hopes to raise £15000 for five-year-old twins Mia and Lucy Moran – Warrington Guardian

A CAMPAIGN has been set up to help raise money for equipment for a pair of twins who suffer from cerebral palsy and…

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Deaf student who also suffers from cerebral palsy receives PhD from UWS – The Gazette

A DEAF student who also suffers from cerebral palsy has graduated with a PhD from the University of the West of Scotland in…

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