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When Freddie was born he had a condition called Transient Abnormal Myelopoesis, and required transfusions of blood and platelets. On at least one occasion the platelets had to be urgently brought up from Birmingham in the night. 217 more words

Well-Placed Faith

When our phone rang at 8:00 A.M., I knew my husband’s aunt had dialed. Aunt Yola is an early riser who makes her calls as soon as she is certain the recipients are up. 782 more words



Don’t make the mistake of thinking that just because a child cannot express themselves they are not capable of taking in everything YOU say.

I got a phone call from Freddie’s teacher. 160 more words

We Need to Talk About Bessie

The morning after Bessie was born my little 3 year old Binkle came racing into the ward, accompanied by a beaming daddy, excited to meet her little sister. 1,377 more words

Big names show support for Typhoo #SportsForAll

With under 48 hours to go until the National Junior Athletics Championships, famous faces are showing their support for Typhoo’s #SportsForAll campaign.

Prime Minister David Cameron and former international and Everton footballer Kevin Kilbane are two of the big names backing the event. 288 more words

Born Again

Wednesday 19th June 2013, the day before my late grandfather’s birthday. I had been up since 4.30 a.m. doing some last minute exam marking to earn a bit of extra cash. 1,086 more words

Downs Syndrome


A shout, pitched somewhere between weary resignation and you’ve-got-to-laugh-or-you’d-cry amusement, floats up the stairwell.

‘Have you seen what Freddie’s doing down here?’

‘Since I’m up here and not down there, no, I haven’t.’ 46 more words