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Maya's Story - Awareness Week 2017

    • Maya's Story - Awareness Week 2017
On the 12th October 2011 our beautiful daughter Maya was born and she was just perfect, weighing just over 7lb with 10 little fingers and 10 little toes. The only difference was that Maya had Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. Now several years later…

Joshua's Story - Awareness Week 2017

    • Josh's Story - Awareness Week 2017
Shine member Josh who has Hydrocephalus recently spent time with our HQ fundraising and marketing teams as part of his school work shadowing placement. Josh says: "It's been interesting to see what goes on behind the scenes and how much goes on in…

Julia's Story - Awareness Week 2017

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Julia’s journey began in April 2014 when she went to see her GP after a spate of falls and balance problems. She was referred to a neurologist whom she saw in November 2014, and they referred her for a scan. Julia, 53, from…

James and Simeon's Story - Awareness Week 2017

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Simeon Wakely and James Ireland are members of the Shine Through Youth (18-25s) group, and have teamed up to raise the profile of disability sport. Simeon Wakely, 20, from Timsbury, Somerset, explains: “The paralympics was great – but there’s not been much coverage…

Deborah & John's Story - Awareness Week 2017

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“Just over two years ago I met the woman I want to spend the rest of my life with. Her name is Deborah (Debbie) Greenwood. We met online through the Shine40Plus Facebook page. I was still recovering from a relationship which went badly…


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