Helen's birthday celebrations

From Initial Despair, To Embracing The Chair

We have recently been in contact with Helen, a young lady from South Wales, whose life was turned upside down when a rare condition suddenly, and without warning, left her paralysed. She spoke honestly and openly to us about her initial feelings of despair, how she turned these feelings around, and how her positivity (along …

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Oksana getting into off-road buggy.

Asking your Questions: What does independence mean to you?

We’re still going strong with our Asking Your Questions series. If you’ve missed the first few why not check them out? We’ve asked: ‘Why is rehab/ exercise important after injury?’, ‘When should rehab begin after stroke?’ And ‘What does sport mean to you?’ As we dive headfirst into the Christmas shopping season, with back-to-gym January …

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General Purpose aid Yemina on walker

Finding confidence and independence

Yemina is an active, fun and smart twelve year old from Canada who loves to read or hang out with friends.  She also has cerebral palsy which affects all of her movement and her level of independence.  Her mum, Shoshana, explains that Yemina’s cerebral palsy makes any activity involving movement a challenge, but particularly those …

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