Chronic Conditions 3rd December 2021

Brittle bones, unbreakable spirit

Sam Renke has been challenging misconceptions about disability since she was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), or brittle bone condition, shortly after her birth. “I was born with multiple fractures and I actually fractured in ...

by Karen Finn

Chronic Conditions 3rd December 2019

“Disability is my superpower!”

Ami Ireland thought her hearing difficulties were just the remnants of a cold. At the time, she didn’t know this was the first in a series of symptoms that would leave her with permanent disabilities and change her life ...

by Karen Finn

Bones, Joints & Muscles 3rd December 2018

Empowering people with disabilities

British wheelchair basketball paralympian Laurie Williams has a big list of achievements. Despite being diagnosed with a debilitating nerve condition called motor neuropathy as a toddler following an undiagnosed virus, Laurie later shot to fame on the basketball court, where ...

by Comms Team

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