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 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 6, 2019

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On Friday 28th June, I visited HMS Warrior, the World’s first Iron Clad ship, at the Portsmouth Dockyard. I haven’t got much to say about it because I was only able to get onto the main deck and for this reason there wasn’t much for me to see or interact with.

When I was about to get on HMS Warrior, I was greeted by a member of staff who was extremely polite, I was really impressed with the way she...

June 22, 2019

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On the 14 June, I visited the Explosion Museum. Like the Submarine Museum, Explosion is based in Gosport, but it is a part of the Portsmouth Historical Dockyards.

In the Explosion Museum itself, there were lots of different sections. Explosion was great in the sense that there was a lot of space to manoeuvre.

In most of the rooms, the information boards were at a good height for me to read. However,...

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