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100 mile swim and 100 mile wheelchair race, using only his arms!

Gareth Picken has spina bifida and hydrocephalus, and is a keen sportsman. This year, 15 year-old Gareth from Cheltenham took on the amazing challenge of completing 100 miles swimming and 100 miles wheelchair racing in aid of… 250 more words


Two Easy Snacks For The Post-Workout Slump

I know you’re training hard for your next challenge, hitting the trails and the treadmills like nobody’s business! For more info on taking on a fundraising challenge for Shine, please give me a call on 01733 421307 or email: … 360 more words


Appointments Everywhere

For being 2 weeks old adjusted, Little Miss Minion is a very popular girl. This week, she has an appointment with her neurosurgeon to check her shunt and make sure everything is working correctly. 246 more words

Half a mind

Man goes to hospital for leg pain, finds out he only has half a brain:

At 6 months old, the patient was diagnosed with postnatal hydrocephalus, New Scientist reported.

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Shunt Adjustment

6:00am (alarm ringing)….

….as I lay in bed with many thoughts racing through my head, several questions appear:

What is going to come from today? 740 more words

Courtney Taylorr

A New Diagnosis

It is 10:32 am on August 4th. I have been admitted into the ER at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tn.

My shunt malfunctioned. 759 more words

Courtney Taylorr

Shine star set to #abseil down #London icon

A young woman is preparing to abseil 80 metres in support of a charity close to her heart.

Jasmine Grounsell, of Halstead, will soon descend the ArcelorMittal Orbit – the sculpture and observation tower in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford. 168 more words