Personal Stories

‘I’ve got Down’s syndrome and I’m proud of it’ – BBC News

Barry Cairns volunteers at Durham Police’s headquarters every week. The 53-year-old has Down’s syndrome and spends every…

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Personal Story of a Seizure Dog: Spencer and Lucia – Epilepsy Foundation

Caregivers are usually loving, but what happens if they’re furry, too, and like to lick your face…

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Foster carers of disabled child had allowance cut after residential assessment – Irish Mirror

The carers of a child with Down Syndrome had their foster care allowance cut after she was…

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Loving sister launches club night for brother with Down’s Syndrome and others like him – Echo

A LOVING sister has organised club nights for disabled people in a bid to help more people…

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England captain Steph Houghton speaks out after her partner was diagnosed with motor neurone disease – Daily Mail

Steph Houghton, captain of the England women’s football team, has spoken publicly for the first time about…

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Between a rock and a hard place: I need exercise to fight my depression, but my disability thwarts my workouts. – Washington Post

I’ve been disabled since I was 24 and have experienced recurring bouts of major depression for most…

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Husband’s quick reactions saved new mum’s life after stroke – Nottinghamshire Live

A Notts mum has said her husband’s quick reactions saved her life after she suffered a stroke…

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Greenwich boy with cerebral palsy proves soccer is for all – Greenwich Time

When Ramzi Si-Ahmed, an 11-year-old from Greenwich, joined a tri-state youth soccer team that was headed for…

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Waiting to Meet My New Service Dog – Friedreich’s Ataxia News

I first encountered a service dog accompanying a person with Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) three years ago. I…

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25-Year-Old With Down Syndrome Gets to Be a Flight Attendant for a Day – The Epoch Times

More than anything, 25-year-old Georgia Knoll, of Mackay, Queensland, wanted to be a flight attendant. She expressed her…

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Royal Caribbean accused of turning away motor neurone disease expert Justin Yerbury due to disability ‘risk’ – ABC News

A molecular biologist who has a genetic form of motor neurone disease (MND) has been denied permission…

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Charity creating apprenticeship opportunities for young people with learning disabilities – Hastings and St. Leonards Observer

Little Gate Farm has launched its Supported Apprenticeship Scheme, following a grant from the National Lottery. Creating…

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Mum creates gift boxes for parents of children with Down’s Syndrome – Metro

An Irish mother has made more than 400 gift baskets worth over £80,000 for new mums of…

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Hessle Hull paralysed father whose wife died gets new home on DIY SOS – Daily Mail

DIY SOS viewers were left emotionally exhausted after seeing how the team altered a wheelchair-bound father’s home…

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Girl, 4, with Down Syndrome ‘is beaten to death by her mother’s boyfriend after she interrupted him’ – Daily Mail

A California man has been arrested for allegedly beating to death his girlfriend’s four-year-old daughter, who had…

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Inspirational Rachael Reynolds speaks about living with neurofibromatosis – Female First

The TV show followed nine people living under the same roof for 10 days, confronting public prejudices…

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My Reluctant Journey Toward Using Mobility Devices with MS – Multiple Sclerosis News Today

When I was younger, I assumed that I wouldn’t require a mobility device until much later in…

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Swimmer with Down’s Syndrome who was barred from pool as a ‘health and safety risk’ has become an Olympic champion – The Sun

A GIRL of nine who was banned from swimming lessons after being branded a health and safety…

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British Touring Car Championship: Nic Hamilton on overcoming Cerebral Palsy and being ‘like a Paralympian at the Olympics’ – BBC Sport

“Do you want to sit in a wheelchair all your life or actually get up and work…

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Norwich woman with Asperger syndrome becomes published author – Eastern Daily Press

Jenine Sherwood from Heathgate, Norwich, began her debut novel The Black Feathered Angel following a recurring dream…

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