Ian Franks takes a time out from his usual blog to remember his big brother who died, as a result of having epilepsy, 30 years ago. Besides having MS, Ian also has epilepsy.
Disability benefit assessors have been widely criticised for deciding wrongly that people are ‘fit to work’. The situation is a disgrace, the criticism is well deserved. There have been a number of examples, but none more tragic than the case of Phillip Balderson. He had terminal cancer, but received a Department for Work Pensions (DWP) … Continue reading Assessment disgrace: ‘Fit for work’ man dies before ESA appeal can be heard
Perhaps the most overlooked people in the world of disabilities are not the people living with ds abilities but those living with them – the husband or wife who take cares of their loved one. They are the family carers who devote so much of their lives doing all sorts of things which can include … Continue reading Taking care of a partner with a disability can be a labour of love
Just for a bit of fun, here are a few facts about me that you probably don't already know or don't even want to! Well, you probably know a few but not all of them. 1. My third forename is Hunter, my mother’s maiden name. 2. I was the only one of my parent’s family to be … Continue reading Fun facts to entertain you
OK, this might seem a bit self-centred but this blog includes so much about Lisa and I today, a little looking back may not be a bad thing. So let's begin by delving back 63 years, yes there I am, about 4 – 6 weeks old with my brother Graham, aged 11, and sister Averil, … Continue reading Life through time
What a really fantastic time Lisa and I have enjoyed, first spending eight days cruising across the Atlantic, then another eight touring around four states in north-eastern USA. Yesterday was our last full day in the US and what better way to draw our adventure to a close than for a third get together with … Continue reading Meet the family, episode 3, on last night in USA
As days continue to pass by, amazingly it is now just a week until Lisa and I are due to fly to Spain to begin our new life in our home in the Mediterranean sunshine. Right now, we are in the United States of America halfway through a holiday in Lisa’s home country. Saturday … Continue reading Family love and celebration