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Mother suing disabled daughter’s carers after her wheelchair rolled 200ft down a hill

When they forgot to put the brakes on’

By James Rush

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Penny Nadal (left) is suing a care company after her daughter Lisa Conisbee (right) suffered horrific facial injuries when her wheelchair rolled down a steep hill

The Carer: ‘I dread the budget every year – we can’t take any more cutbacks’

Since the ‘Age of Austerity’ began, society’s most vulnerable have been hit hardest.

Today, Independent.ie spoke to mum-of-one Heather Hogan.

Heather is mother of teenager David (16).

Shortly after his birth, David was diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

At the age of two, he was diagnosed with autism. In recent years, he has lost the sight in his left eye, with his remaining sight fading.

David needs care around the clock. (more…)

Carer mum wins washroom war

A MUM forced to wash her disabled son at an £80-a-night hotel is to get a life-changing new bathroom — thanks to The Scottish Sun.

A MUM forced to wash her disabled son at an £80-a-night hotel is to get a life-changing new bathroom — thanks to The Scottish Sun.

June Monaghan bathed her lad Jonjo Murphy at a Premier Inn for seven months because social services refused to adapt her home.

But after we intervened this month, Glasgow City Council has pledged to fit a special shower unit in 17-year-old Jonjo’s room.

And June, 49, will get massage therapy for back pain caused by lifting her son, who has cerebral palsy.

The relieved ex-pub landlady — who also cares for brain-damaged hubby Robert, 51, at their home in the city’s Robroyston — said yesterday: “I’m very grateful to The Scottish Sun. Things are starting to happen.”

Pop star Olly Murs helps young Cornish girl with cerebral palsy

Saturday, July 20, 2013

A TV programme featuring singer Olly Murs helped a Cornish family seek help for their daughter who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at just 18 months old.

After watching the pop singer take part in a charity version of Noel Edmonds’ popular game show Deal or No Deal, the family decided to find out more about what the Brainwave charity could offer.

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    TV programme featuring Olly Murs helps Helston youngster Phoebe Bury

Helston-based mum Maria Bury said: “Phoebe was born early at 29 weeks and weighing just 1lb 14oz – she was no bigger than a bag of sugar.

“At first she appeared to do really well but after four weeks she developed two infections that led to brain damage.

“There didn’t really seem to be a lot that the health authorities could do for her and it was thanks to a popular TV programme, “Deal or No Deal” which featured Olly Murs trying to win money for his charity Brainwave that we became aware of the charity.” (more…)

 

 

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