April 4, 2020

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This blog post was written by me and was originally submitted to 'Disabled People's Voice'. All content, views and opinions in the post are my own. I have decided to publish it on Brains on Wheels because I am proud of what I have written.

When you rely on carers to help you do most daily living tasks, you've got to get the balance between a personal relationship and a working relationship right; i...

March 1, 2020

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March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, yet not enough people know it is. I'm challenging you to tell one person each day about CP Awareness Month. That will be 31 more people who are aware, which will be awesome, won't it?

Don't forget to use Cerebral Palsy hashtags to tell us what you're doing to raise awareness! You can use these and lots more: #CerebralPalsy #CP #CerebralPalsyAwareness #Disabi...

January 15, 2020

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Happy New Year everyone! Have you made a New Year's resolution this year? Today I'm introducing Emma, who is a blogger at Rock for Disability. Emma has written a fantastic blog post about the different mobility aids she uses.

Thank you, Emma. Over to you...

Hello, my name is Emma Purcell, I’m 26 years old and live in Alton, Hampshire. I have quadriplegic cerebral palsy and registered blind. I’m the...

December 4, 2019

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I didn't realise how much of an impact having the right power wheelchair can have on a person. Before I got my current power wheelchair, I thought that people exaggerate the desire for an all-singing, all dancing wheelchair. Although I still don't agree with funding your own if there are alternatives, I'm starting to realise why people do. There are several pros and cons to funding your own wheelc...

October 5, 2019

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Is it really October already? Well, what a month September was! September was filled with lots of exciting events for me.

I have always had a vehicle that I sat in the car seat, with my wheelchairs in the back. If I had the choice, I was always against travelling in my wheelchair because it felt as though I would be confined. Even though it is not possible for some people to transfer out of their w...

September 8, 2019

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I love dogs, but when they get ill, I wish they could tell us what the problem is. Rosie hasn't been well for a while. She's been in and out of veterinary hospital.  I thought that we were going to lose Rosie on Friday, but we haven't! Don't worry, she is ok (she's not going anywhere). She's in hospital at the moment and fingers crossed, she's getting there, but we are struggling. 

Following a...

September 5, 2019

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You don't expect your body to be your enemy when you're in your 20s, do you? When you grow up with a disability like Cerebral Palsy, it suddenly dawns on you that you might not be able to do the things that you can remember doing quite easily when you were younger... It can feel like you have been hit by a ton of bricks!

The sudden realisation that you may not have use of the limbs that you rely on...

August 7, 2019

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In November, 2018, I spoke about my experiences with Epilepsy... I do not have this condition any more (I have been off all Epilepsy medication for over five years, and I haven't had a seizure for over ten years!) Today, I would like to talk about the aftermath of having Epilepsy.

Anyone who knows someone who has, or has previously had any type of Epilepsy has a fairly good insight as to what it is...

July 16, 2019

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I've got some news to tell you. After six years, I've officially graduated from St Vincent College. I graduated on the 6 July. I am immensely proud of what I have achieved whilst being a student there... Thank you everyone for your support that you have given me! Whether you have supported me physically, academically, emotionally or all three, I really appreciate it. I know I have said thank you t...

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