Tag: seven families

Melanie muses

Been involved in 7 Families, I know it’s going to be a massive benefit to us, to me and the family in all aspects. I’m quite excited about it because I think it’s going to make a big difference not just support-wise but financially because as a result of me having to leave my job…

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Paul and Vicky: They said it wouldn’t last.

[Vicky translating] Our… [Vicky translating] yellow… [Vicky translating] T [Vicky translating] Black [Vicky translating] E [Vicky translating] 10 year anniversary… today 10 years ago today, we got married in Gibraltar. We always said we were going to do it, didn’t we? We’ve always said if we got to 10 years, Paul said if we get…

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Paul and Vicky: We’ve come a long way.

Paul was in hospital for 14 months, so it was a long time and when Paul got discharged from hospital, we were living in Yorkshire and the hospital that we that we were in had literally no hope, no faith, they just wanted to get rid of us and there was no follow-up plan about…

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Daniel logs on

The blog I do on a weekly basis because I feel educating and helping others to understand what I’ve been going through with the MS might help them. So I do a write up – how am I feeling, what’s new and what sort of exercises I’ve tried When I started all this there was…

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Nikki Thornley : The excitement is building

It’s going to be all on one level, so we can be together. The boys will have their own room, which initially is why we were going to build the house It would be nice to have the whole run pf the house and be able to go to them if they need me. Since…

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Melanie Knights: Dylans Condition

I’m Dylan, I’m 17 EDS is a sort of condition that messes with your joints a bit. It’s quite hard for me to stay in place I have a lot of issues with dislocating my shoulder and ankle as well which pops out quite a lot so which needs to be taped up with ‘K…

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The importance of a support network

Tim: The 7 Familes money’s been really helpful and that’s got us going on a good setting with the laptop and getting Tracey set up but we’re also appreciating the support network that is coming in behind it now Tracey: Having the central hub of information is something that’s been sorely missing. Yes Hasn’t it?…

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Graeme’s Guilt

One of the most powerful things ever that’s happened so far is that I was at a group – and I’ve always had it but it’s gone now – is this level of guilt in me that I knew was there but it was almost like a survivor’s guilt almost like you’d been in battle…

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Nikki’s Morning Routine

Louis is very active to say the least, and inquisitive he’s very loveable, but also very testing he’s a good boy, but he’s full on Nikki: Right, let’s go and get your shoesies on Louis: No! No, I want telly back on! Nikki: because he’s only still really a baby he still needs dressing, he’s…

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Paula the Pickford’s Case Manager

Paula’s our case manager from 7 Families. We’ve met her once before and I think the idea is to come every couple of months just to touch base and see how everything is going Hello Vicki. Hi Paula how are you? I’m fine thank you how are you? Fine thank you. Rings every week. She…

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