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Yassine describes how his Variety sports wheelchair has changed his life

28th February 2020 / Wheelchairs

Yassine from Berkshire is 16 years old and currently in year 11 at school. He has cerebral palsy. He plays wheelchair basketball for the Thames Valley Kings Wheelchair Basketball Team and is a Variety Young Ambassador. Here, in his own words, he talks about the difference that his new sports wheelchair, donated by Variety, has made to his life.


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Hannah epilepsy

Mum Rebecca tells us about Hannah's life with epilepsy

10th February 2020 / Grants

Hannah is 7 years old and lives in Glasgow. She has epilepsy, and experiences several different seizure types, including focal, drop seizures, tonic, and tonic-clonic. The tonic-clonic seizures usually become Status Epilepticus, meaning they last more than 5 minutes, though her longest seizure lasted almost two hours.

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Harry hydrocephalus

Living with hydrocephalus - Harry's story

7th February 2020 / Grants

Harry from Liverpool is 8 years old and has hydrocephalus and spina bifida. He mainly uses his wheelchair to get about, but also makes use of a walking frame at times. Here, proud dad Mick tells us his story.

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