Personal Stories

Beating the odds: Kenyan DJ with cerebral palsy uses her feet to entertain – CGTN

Winfred Wanjiku (DJ WIWA) uses her feet to operate a computer and…

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Woman with Lyme disease stings herself with bees 30 times a week to treat her symptoms – Metro.co.uk

Brittany Elliott, 27, uses Bee Venom Therapy to treat her Lyme disease…

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Cerrie Burnell: disabled actress, author and TV presenter – Disability Horizons

Cerrie Burnell is a British actress, author and TV presenter. She has an upper limb…

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‘They wanted to drown me at birth – now I’m a poet’ – BBC News

Born in an Indian village with cerebral palsy, Kuli Kohli was lucky to survive. Neighbours…

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Boy, 7, who was told he would never walk climbs Ben Nevis – BBC News

Caeden Thomson’s parents were told he would never sit, walk or talk

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Ocean deep, sky high: Man with muscular dystrophy challenges himself with extreme sports – CGTN

22-year-old Fang Jianze, who had been told by doctors that he would not be able…

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Sydney woman Lia Sintras reveals how she climbed Mount Koscuiszko with cerebral palsy – Daily Mail

A woman with cerebral palsy has opened up about her inspirational climb to the top…

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Peter: The Human Cyborg: Scientist diagnosed with motor neurone disease opens up about journey – Daily Mail

A scientist diagnosed with motor neurone disease teared up as he heard his new robot…

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Spinal cord injury patient regains ability to walk following electrical and magnetic stimulation – Spinal News International

The use of electrical and magnetic stimulation simultaneously has shown promising results and even helped a…

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Alex Brooker: How the Paralympics changed me – Evening Standard

  When I was growing up I regularly visited a centre to…

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Newlyweds With Down Syndrome Get ‘A-Word’ Spin-Off on BBC – The Mighty

What happened: The BBC is ordering a spin-off of “The A word,” set to feature…

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My Husband’s Autism Diagnosis At 44 Changed Our Family – For The Better – HuffPost UK

  Eighteen years ago,…

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Hannah Cockroft interview: The impact of limited training during lockdown and Paralympic uncertainty – The Telegraph

Hannah Cockroft was the world’s fastest female wheelchair sprinter in 2019 CREDIT:…

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Mum says she has to move her family from Great Orme over fears of Lyme disease risk from ticks – North Wales Live

  A mum-of-four says she’s…

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COVID-19 isolated me from my normal life — and allowed me to see what had been wrong with it – NBC News

As I try to use this time of social distancing productively, I’m…

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Paralympic champion Tatyana McFadden talks “Rising Phoenix” documentary – WJLA

  Born with spina bifida and paralyzed from the waist…

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I’m Deaf. When mask-wearing came along, I had to rebuild my world – The Guardian

A ClearMask transparent mask, worn by a model, which allows people to…

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Simultaneous stimulation restores walking ability in spinal cord injury patient: case report – Medical Dialogues

The simultaneous stimulation of the motor nerves of the brain and limbs (paired associative stimulation)…

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Autism: Photography helps Horsham man overcome lockdown anxiety – BBC News

A Sussex man is using his hobby of taking photographs to help overcome his anxiety. Joe…

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Brittle bone disease toddler inspiring mum and dad – BBC News

A toddler with brittle bone disease amazes…

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