In Your Head 26th May 2016

This MS patient welcomes an uphill climb

Avid mountaineer Ginty Telfer-Wilkes refuses to let multiple sclerosis get in the way of her sky-high pursuits. Since being diagnosed with the neurological condition last year, Ginty has made it her personal mission to show the world that people with ...

by Karen Finn

Chronic Conditions 2nd May 2016

Knocking asthma out of the ring

Usually people don’t associate asthma with professional athletes, but 11-year-old kickboxing champion Nathan Kelly, aka Nate the Great, smashes that stereotype to pieces. Asthma is a condition that causes the air passages leading to and from the lungs to ...

by Karen Finn

Chronic Conditions 20th April 2016

Karl: 1 – Crohn’s: 0

It’s been an uphill struggle, but sports enthusiast Karl Tucker refuses to let Inflammatory Bowel Disease take over his life. He’s come a long way since being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease two years ago, when “there were ...

by Karen Finn

Pure Tech 23rd February 2016

Giving disabled kids the gift of movement

Young children are known for getting into things. That’s how they learn about the world around them. But what happens when a child is severely disabled? A Barcelona-based organisation called the Nexe Foundation has come up with an innovative ...

by Karen Finn

Family 2nd February 2016

When even the simple pleasure of eating becomes a problem

When Remy Bonnasse’s 7-year-old daughter Victoria was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes two years ago, the family suddenly faced a daunting task. The very next morning, Victoria – a carefree, imaginative daydreamer -- had to start calculating and recording her carbohydrate ...

by Laurel Kenner