Author: posabilitymagazine

Both of my twin boys have an incurable disease

Until the age of two twins Freddie and Louis Dawkins were like any other healthy, energetic boys. But by the time they were three years old they had both lost their sight – the result of a terrible degenerative disease called Batten disease.  Now six years old, their parents know the boys – the only twins in the UK to both have the deadly Batten disease – may never reach the age of 12. There is no known cure for the neurological disease and although both twins were born perfectly healthy, the degenerative disease will eventually shut down their...

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Heavy Coffee Consumption Could Lead To Vision Loss

A new study suggests caffeinated coffee drinkers should limit their intake to reduce their chances of developing vision loss or blindness. According to new research, heavy caffeinated coffee consumption could be associated with an increased risk of exfoliation glaucoma, which can lead to vision loss. The study is the first to examine the link between caffeinated coffee and the eye condition among the US population. According to a statement, participants in the study who drank three cups or more of caffeinated coffee daily were at an increased risk of developing exfoliation glaucoma or glaucoma suspect. However, researchers did not...

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Mother Shaved Son’s Hair In Cancer Scam To Claim £55,000 Benefits

A shameless mother shaved her son’s head and EYEBROWS to fool officials into thinking he had cancer so she could claim £55,000 in benefits. The woman, from the Stroud area of Gloucestershire, pretended her son was on chemotherapy for three years, starting when her son was four years old. But now she is facing prison after she admitted child cruelty, fraud and forgery. Prosecutor Lisa Hennessy said: “The Crown say the defendant claimed that her child had cancer and shaved his head and eyebrows and claimed her other children had various disabilities never diagnosed.” In total, the woman claimed £34,396...

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Dad’s ice cream van costume for wheelchair-bound son

HERE’s a dad who went the extra mile to give his son an extra-special Halloween. The doting father created a costume that allowed his wheelchair-bound lad to trick or treat despite his illness.  Little Carter has spina bifida, which leaves him unable to walk. But in an ice cream van built by his dad, the youngster was able to join in the fun. The van came complete with a back window filled with ice cream cones. On the side, Buster’s Ice Cream was painted on and Carter was dressed in a white uniform and hat. A photo of the...

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Our Boys – review

Jonathan Lewis’s play, set in a military hospital in 1984, was rapturously received when seen at Derby Playhouse in 1995, and then at London’s Donmar. Catching up with it now, in David Grindley’s strongly cast revival, it strikes me as a decent enough piece, but over-reliant on the conventions of army comedy and lacking in real anger at the way disabled servicemen are often thrown on to the scrapheap. I guess we can take its authenticity for granted, since Lewis himself spent time in the very Woolwich hospital where the play is set. We even have, in the character of Menzies, someone who is a...

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