Tag "spinal muscular atrophy"

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Changing perceptions: don’t think of me as disabled

Jimmy Curran, who has spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), is the founder of the lifestyle clothing brand [dis]ABLE, which aims to change the perception of those with disabilities. In a bid to highlight how

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Direct Payments: the disparities between local authorities

Chris Cusack, who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), examines how Direct Payments and the level of care people are getting differs vastly between local authorities – it really does seem

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Road to independence part 1: US Marines, bars and strippers…

Matt Stark, who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), tells Disability Horizons about his rocky road to independence involving marines, strippers and a girl named Cathy. For those with disabilities such

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Accessible adventures in Exmoor with the Calvert Trust

Accessible sport and leisure activities are central to Disability Horizons. With that in mind, Martyn and I were recently invited for an afternoon with Calvert Trust Exmoor to try out

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Paralympic athlete Karni Liddell’s journey

Paralympic athlete, Karni Liddell, recounts her childhood and how her parents (as well as life struggles) have pushed her to achieve not only success as a Paralympian, but to be

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Differing disabilities, one community

Through shared understanding of how a disability can limit a person, friends Blake and Marissa discuss the importance of creating a community, reaching out to others and gaining an understanding

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Adventures from a wheelchair

Proud mum, Jackie, tells Disability Horizons how her daughter, twelve-year-old Tilly Griffiths, has never allowed her disability to stand in the way of adventure. Tilly was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular