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UK eCommerce billionaire pledges $2m for blindness tech – BusinessCloud

A London-based eCommerce payments billionaire has pledged $2m to innovation and research designed to cure corneal blindness. Tej…

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Border guards who seized cannabis oil ‘put my five-year-old’s life at risk’ – The Guardian

A family picture of Indie-Rose Clarry, who has Dravet syndrome, a…

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Romance novelist Helen Hoang writes about love on the autism spectrum – Sydney Morning Herald

American romance writer Helen Hoang has found success writing about characters on…

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Model with spina bifida, 29, YouTube channel to answer the questions people are scared to ask – Daily Mail

There came a point in Danielle Marx’s life when she realized she had never seen a character…

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‘I don’t want to wait two years’: Woman with cerebral palsy’s 10 tonne challenge to fund assistance dog – Lowestoft Journal

Lisa Borrett, 37, from Haven Avenue in Lowestoft, has cerebral palsy, and only has use of one…

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School transport withdrawn for girl who has Down’s syndrome – BBC News

The mother of a disabled 16-year-old girl says she will not be able to go to school…

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Boy who had surgery in the womb to treat spina bifida is now walking at 18 months – Daily Mail

Doctors said he would be paralyzed from the waist down for life due to a severe case…

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As PPMD Turns 25, Founder Reflects on Advances in Duchenne – Muscular Dystrophy News

Back in June 1984, a doctor calmly informed Pat Furlong that her sons — 4-year-old Chris and…

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Teenager can walk again thanks to Dutch 3D printed spinal implant – DutchNews.nl

A 16-year-old boy and a woman in her 60s are able to walk and move freely thanks…

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Man with cerebral palsy criticises stop and search by police – The Guardian

Charlie Hale has cerebral palsy, dyspraxia and a congenital left-sided weakness. Photograph:…

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Boy with cerebral palsy is finally able to throw a ball to his dog – Wales247

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Down’s Syndrome children’s footy team enjoys ‘celeb status’ – ITV News

The Oxford bulls are a football team made up of 8-14 year…

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Scots baby world’s youngest to have deep brain treatment – BBC News

A two-year-old girl from Glasgow has become the world’s youngest patient to undergo deep brain stimulation surgery. Viktoria…

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‘I thought I’d never find love’: Wedding day delight for groom with rare bone condition – Express and Star

Born with rare brittle bone disease, the teaching assistant from Pelsall was only given two days to…

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Epilepsy sufferers in Harrogate lose benefits under ‘seriously flawed’ new system – Harrogate Advertiser

Epilepsy sufferers on disability benefits in Harrogate have had their claims denied after the roll-out of the…

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Stairlift to heaven: Partially sighted 97-year-old in bid to become next Jimi Hendrix – Metro Newspaper UK

A 97-YEAR-OLD woman with visual impairment reckons she ‘could be the next Jimi Hendrix’ after learning to…

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Man contracts Lyme disease after being bitten by ticks 17 times – ITV News

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Wheelchair Racer Olivia Gallagher Muller Anniversary Games London Stadium

Welcome to Olivia Gallagher – First Ambassador for Ability Today

 

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Visiting V&A Dundee In A Wheelchair – Simply Emma

Ever since it opened in 2018, we have been keen to visit the V&A Dundee. So for…

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People with autism and learning disabilities star in exhibition – BBC News

There is nothing overtly special about Ros Mountjoy’s set of keys. But to her they mean everything, the…

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