Deborah, 64
I am a 64 year old woman and have always been very fit and active. When I started to experience pain in my knees I was shocked to learn that I required a knee replacement. Just as I was recovering from surgery my husband was
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Miri, 1
“ When my baby required an urgent hospital admission following an accident at home, I did not have time to think about myself. I grabbed some things for the baby and whilst the staff at A&E attended to him, I suddenly realised that I hadn’t
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Rachel, 3
When Family H wanted to bring their three year old daughter Rachel home from hospital following her in patient stay since birth, there was obviously a lot of preparation required to make her transition from hospital to the community. The biggest issue was housing, as
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Susan, 18 – Diabetes and severe Learning Disabilities
Susan is an eighteen year old girl with severe Learning Disabilities and Diabetes. Her management of her Diabetes has been a challenge as she is unable to prepare her own meals and has great difficulty in carb counting and adjusting her insulin. Susan referred to
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Sarah, 22 – Cerebral Palsy
Sarah is twenty two and has Cerebral Palsy.  Despite her learning disabilities, and limited mobility Sarah manages her personal care and is quite independent. She recently met David, a bright young man who understands her well as he has the same diagnosis.  The couple married
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David, 20 – Traumatic Brain Injury
When our twenty year old son suffered a traumatic brain injury, the doctors doubted whether he would survive the first twenty four hours and even if he would, we were warned that his prognosis was very poor. It was unlikely that he would ever regain
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Draizy, 4 – Cystic Fibrosis
I am just two years old but due to my diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis and constant infections I have spent more time in hospital than at home.  I am the youngest of five children and much as my parents like to visit me and stay
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Miriam, 58 – Stroke
I am 58 years old and have been the victim of three abusive marriages.  When I was hospitalised following a stroke I was scared to go home alone as I was worried about being on my own.  I knew I was quite young but yet
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Anne, 82 – Arthritis
I am an eighty two year old woman with arthritis.  It has been challenging to accept the changes in my body and the changes to my lifestyle as a result.  It was particularly distressing when I had to stop my twice weekly swimming sessions swimming
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Ann, 75 – Dementia
I am a 75 year old Russian immigrant with dementia and my only son David is married and has a family of six young children.  David contacted Bikur Cholim as he was overwhelmed by his caring responsibilities to his me his mother and the impact
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