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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…

Poppy's Story - Awareness Week 2017

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"I found out that Poppy had spina bifida when I was twenty weeks pregnant. I was in shock. I couldn’t eat or sleep. I withdrew and felt hopeless, as if I’d failed. "My family were very supportive: “You can get through this!” My…

Johnny's Story - Awareness Week 2017

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When Johnny Harris experienced severe headaches while studying for ‘A’ levels at school, his mum, a nurse, sent for the GP. Johnny explains: "I was told that I was suffering from stress. But the headaches grew worse and I had double vision. On…

Valerie's Story - Awareness Week 2017

    • Valerie's Story - Awareness Week 2017
Valerie was told that she was only supposed to live for three months. Now 66, Val’s full life has included studying at college, working full time for Nottingham County Council, being a paralympic athlete and winning a world championship silver medal for bowling…


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