Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Henning van der Hoeven

Rejection - one of the harshest parts of life. If there is one experience that all we humans have faced in our life that would be the pain of rejectio...

Realising There Is Life After Spinal Cord Injury Inspired Me To Help Others

Julie Hill | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Hill

One of the key ways to rebuild that independence is learning how to deal with the daily practicalities of a spinal cord injury. Knowing how to use a wheelchair properly, for example, can make such a difference to your quality of life.

I Thought I Had A Hangover - Three Weeks Later I Was Paralysed

Adam Pownall | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK
Adam Pownall

life less ordinary banner At first I thought the odd, tingling sensation was part of an unusual hangover - my feet felt cold, as if I'd slept all night with them hanging outside of the end of my bed. But over the next few days the tingling spread up my legs, and was accompanied by pain and numbness.


Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Henning van der Hoeven

Although my situation (not being able to move and do things for myself), I still have people around me to do it all for me. I do not have to rely on the compassion of others to survive. Not everyone is so lucky.

A Paralysed Man Can Now Move His Arms Using Thought-Controlled Tech

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Tech

A man in America is the first quadriplegic in the world to have his arm and hand movements restored after receiving a groundbreaking brain implant. Bi...

Ice Cold, Heartwarming Wedding Day

Kati & Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kati & Henning van der Hoeven

More than once I have been asked: what I have that normal healthy woman don't. Well, the answer is a positive attitude and a smile. It is as simple as that. I am also asked very often if I do hope on a miracle. To tell the truth, the miracle has already happened.

Ships Passing By... (Part Two)

Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Henning van der Hoeven

What I thought was true love, was just one more cruel lesson. Maybe a lesson I had to learn (love yourself). I may have had great attitude and confidence before leaving for paradise. However, that experience came to show that when it came to men, love, and relationship, my self-esteem was still low.

Wishes Do Come True

Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Henning van der Hoeven

When your wife cannot move at all. Chronicles of a husband whose wife is almost completely paralysed (unable to move or speak). I was in search for a...

Who Is Kati?

Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Henning van der Hoeven

Kati is my wife. Kati is the young woman who suffered a stroke in 1995 and since that has been almost entirely paralyzed. Kati is a woman that has spent almost her entire adult life trapped inside her body. Kati is also the person that knows how to enjoy life at the moment to the fullest making the most of each and every day.

Woman Saved By Bendy Spine In Car Smash That Would've Left Her Paralysed

Caters News | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who was hit by a car while crossing the road is thanking her bendy spine for saving her life. Laura Wellington, 24, from Colchester, Essex, ha...

A Woman With 'Locked In' Syndrome Has Learnt To Type With Just Her Mind

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Tech

A brain implant has helped a woman with ‘locked-in’ syndrome to communicate again despite her severe paralysis. In 2008, Hanneke de Bruijne from ...

Incredibly, Scientists Have Reversed Leg Paralysis In Monkeys

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Tech

Technology that has allowed paralysed monkeys to walk again for the first time, could be used on humans within a decade. The new study, conducted by t...

Coming Home

Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Henning van der Hoeven

my mother's birthday. The doctor called my parents in to break the news to them. "From the brain scans, we can see that your daughter's lower brain area is completely gray." "Our conclusion is that she had a stroke," "I am sorry to inform you this, but the brainstem is so severely damaged that she would not be able to move voluntarily at all for the remainder of her life."

Reflecting On Paralysis: The Cure Girls

Samantha Walsh | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Walsh

Each Cure Girl has found herself sitting in this chair through no fault of her own - tragedy cutting her down in her prime. She's experienced the full spectrum of human emotions: shock, anger, despair, grief, frustration. Yet there is one emotion they all refuse to feel: defeat. They refuse to just passively accept their circumstances and give up on their dream to walk once more.

Never Give In

Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Henning van der Hoeven

I've long told bemused friends that I'm not afraid of being haunted and that I actually think it would be quite cool if it happened. Whilst some say that they would rather die themselves than be visited by the dead I don't see what all the fuss is about.

Return of the Mack

Samantha Walsh | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Walsh

Working in the beauty industry in London in the late nineties and early noughties was a close-knit, glamorous affair. I use the word 'affair' partly b...

Brain Implants Could Help People With Paralysis Communicate With Just Their Thoughts

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Tech

Stanford scientists have developed brain implants which could soon allow people with paralysis to communicate only using their thoughts. Existing tech...

Paralysed Man Regains Use Of His Arms After Experimental Stem Cell Therapy

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Tech

A paralysed man has regained the use of his arms after successful experimental stem cell therapy. Kristopher Boesen, from California, US, was involved...

Paralysed Woman Will Use A Bionic Suit To Complete The Great North Run

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Tech

In 2012, Claire Lomas became the first person to complete the London Marathon in a bionic suit. She had been paralysed from the chest down in a horse ...

Paralysed Patient Walks Again After Groundbreaking Virtual Reality Treatment

Press Association | Oscar Williams | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Tech

A paralysed patient who suffered a severe spinal cord injury has regained the ability to walk with crutches after undergoing groundbreaking treatment ...

Misery Is Not a Reality

Henning van der Hoeven | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Henning van der Hoeven

My name is Kati. I had a stroke in January 1995, and I have been almost entirely paralyzed with no meaningful movement or able to talk since. I have Locked-In Syndrome, I am trapped inside my body. Let me share a little secret with you;

misery is not a reality; it is a state of mind.

How I Overcame Paralysis And Hitting Rock Bottom

Charlotte Elizabeth | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Elizabeth

Today I live to know the secret to what I wish I had known before, that we cannot stop our fears from happening, but we can learn to live beyond our fears, to use them as our greatest catalyst and to fight each day for our fears fear - our dreams.

Paralysed Man Stands On Wedding Day For First Time In Eight Years

PA Real Life Features | Victoria Burt | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A wheelchair-bound man brought his new wife and guests to tears on his wedding day by standing up for the first time in eight years. Paralysed Neil...

Paralysed Woman Proves People With Disabilities Can Be REALLY Sexy

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Quadriplegic author and inspirational speaker, Rachelle Friedman, has shared photos from an intimate lingerie shoot in an effort to prove that people ...

Paralysed Girl Surprises Her Nurse By Walking And It's Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

For 11 days, Bailey Murrill was inexplicably paralysed from the waist down. Doctors were unable to identify why Murrill suddenly had no movement or...