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Inspiration

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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Why the Great Manchester Run Inspired Us

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On Sunday 20th May 2018, Manchester joined together once again for the Great Manchester Run organised by Simply Health. This year’s running event saw 30,000 people run through the city on Manchester. When applying, participants had the choice of running 10K or a half marathon. Spectators cheered, including family and friends of the runners along […]

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Cooper’s Journey with Cerebral Palsy

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January’s Inspirational Story goes to, Kerrie Keen, 37 years old who talks about her son’s journey with cerebral palsy. Kerrie is married to her husband, Owen and is a proud mum to her 15 year old son and 4 year old identical twin boys, Cooper and Lucas. If you would like to catch up with […]

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5 Questions About Life with Muscular Dystrophy

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You may remember that we featured a guest blog in November last year about a young woman with muscular dystrophy. Since then, we’ve discovered another young woman, Carrie Aimes, founder of Life on the Slow Lane, lifestyle and disability blog. Carrie has lived with muscular dystrophy for 29 years (her whole life). And we took […]

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The Story of Vicky and Paul’s Little Miracle

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The following blog is December’s Inspirational Story based on a young boy called Sebastian, who attend our Kidz to Adultz North event in November 2017 with his parents. His mum (Vicky) gives her insight along with dad (Paul) about their journey of seeing their little boy grow up with Angelman syndrome. Please can you tell […]

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Edward Gosling: An Inspiring Disabled Artist

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We are so excited to share this little bit of hidden history with you! As we’ve mentioned before, this month is Disability History Month and its focus is the arts in disabled histories. On our #DonkeysToInnovators archive and heritage project, we are obsessed with our beautiful Christmas card collection. Read about the stories behind them on […]

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The Little Things Inspire Emma’s Happiness

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The following is a guest blog from Emma Muldoon, who has Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy. Emma is a travel and disability blogger over on Simply Emma. Please can you tell us a little bit about your disability? I have Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy, which is a progressive muscle wasting condition. It specifically affects my shoulder, upper arms, […]

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Why Ben Andrews Is an Inspiration to Us

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October’s Inspirational Story is dedicated to Ben Andrews from Empower Health. The programme’s vision is to revolutionise the health and leisure industry and make it a much more inclusive place for disabled people. Ben understands the barriers that disabled people face when trying to exercise. And Ben wants to support disabled people to knock down […]

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