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Why Harry Beattie is ‘One Amazing Kid’

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Harry was born at 27 weeks in Raigmore Hospital Inverness after an spontaneous rupture in the membrane at 22 weeks. He was ventilated for 3 months and had a Patent Ductus Arteriosus closed in Glasgow prior to this. Due to an ongoing chest infection Harry had many stays in hospital. On one occasion he was […]

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Amelia Found Her Perfect Pink Wheelchair with Yorkshire Care Equipment

amelia wearing sunglasses smiling in her wheelchair

This post has been written by Yorkshire Care Equipment. Amelia is a nine-year-old girl from Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. She came to our showroom in her old, NHS supplied wheelchair that she’d had since she was five. It was oversized and clunky, and it was too heavy for Amelia to push herself in. Unfortunately, the NHS […]

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Help 14 Year Old Ben with Cerebral Palsy to Become a YouTube Star

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This Story of the Month has been written by Ben, a 14 year old boy with Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy from Malvern in Worcestershire. He has recently started his own YouTube channel and would love to be a big YouTube star. I enjoy four-a-side wheelchair football, which I play once a month at Villa Park in Birmingham. […]

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From Local Club Swimmer to Paralympic Champion

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This Story of the Month features a 23-year-old European and Paralympic Champion Swimmer, Ollie Hynd MBE. We recently came across Ollie on Twitter and found out more about him on his website.  His passion for swimming began when he joined a local swimming club as a young boy. And since then all he’s ever wanted […]

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Playtime for Children with Disabilities

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This post has been written by Special Kids all about the senses that children with disabilities develop during playtime. When you think about childhood, you probably think about the nostalgic memories of days spent playing with dolls, building blocks, and jigsaw puzzles. A magical time where your imagination was able to run riot while you […]

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The Vision System and the Helping Handle Gadgets by Remap

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Ian is an avid football supporter but is very visually impaired due to mitochondrial dysfunction. This means his sight is only good for short range and large, high-contrast, images. Although he visits Anfield to watch Liverpool play, he is unable to see the play. He simply listens to the radio commentary and soaks up the […]

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Remap Volunteers Design and Make Bespoke Equipment for Individuals

remap rollator being used by elderly man

Remap is a charity that helps disabled people achieve greater independence and quality of life. It has a network of skilled volunteers who design and make bespoke equipment for individuals and provide this free of charge. So in any situation where you can’t find the right gadget, contact Remap! Here are a couple of examples […]

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The Amazing Aiden Visited Kidz to Adultz South with His Parents

aiden with his mum and dad at kidz to adultz exhibition

This post reflects on feedback from Keith and Fleur Mitchell when they were asked about their visit to Kidz to Adultz South. Our son Aiden is 4 years old and has cerebral palsy. Aiden is cheeky, bright, funny and full of energy; he knows exactly how to wrap people round his little finger. Aiden has […]

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My Journey with Autism from a Teenager to an Adult

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This blog post is written by a young woman named Aspling who shares her journey of life on the autism spectrum.  Let’s be honest here, when you think of autism you generally think about children, with adults being an afterthought. And in terms of support this is the same. There’s so much support for children, […]

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