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Maryam's Story - Awareness Week 2017

    • Maryam's Story - Awareness Week 2017
Maryam sits cheerfully on her mum’s lap, chewing the wooden jigsaw piece that mum Natalia has just given her. The piece is soon on the floor… and the next one... Maryam is bright and bonny, the picture of health. You would never know…

Jo's Story - Awareness Week 2017

    • Jo's Story - Awareness Week 2017
Jo Pugh has a full on life. At 38, she is a Project Manager in the NHS, teaches Spanish privately, has a busy social life and is also a Shine volunteer. Jo was born with spina bifida. Her parents were told that she…

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…

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