Six-year-old Cohen survives off the machines in his home and his mum’s energy bills could rise to more than £3,000 a year. Cohen has DiGeorge syndrome and 15q11.2 genetic deletions which means he can’t walk, talk or digest food properly. Lauren, Cohen’s mum said: “The cost of living crisis, for most people, it’s ‘Oh we… Continue reading Disability and the cost of living: 'It's our son's life'
A man living with motor neurone disease says he tries to stay upbeat despite the “cruel” illness. Source link
Reece caught coronavirus during the first wave of the pandemic in March 2020, but like many twenty-somethings, he wasn’t hospitalised overnight. What he thought would be a mild illness became a protracted nightmare with his partner Alice becoming his carer. Months after his initial infection, he was diagnosed with CFS/ME (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) by… Continue reading Long Covid: 'It's like someone has piled sandbags on top of me'
DJ Jo Whiley has called it the “cruellest twist in the world” that she was offered a vaccine before her disabled sister, who is in hospital with Covid “fighting for her life”. Her sister Frances, who has a learning disability and diabetes, was offered a vaccine on Saturday night – but Jo said it’s now… Continue reading Jo Whiley on sister's Covid: 'It's been the worst week of our lives'