Mi Freedom

Complete Care have been working with me since 2005. Having supported me through university, they now help me to live independently in my own home. I suffer from spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a neuromuscular, genetic condition that means I needs...

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Regaining dignity

Regaining Mi Dignity

I’m Edith, from Cambridge. In 2009 I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and not given any hope of ever improving. In fact, my condition deteriorates on an almost daily basis and it was becoming more and more difficult for me to remain in my...

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I’ve got voice back

I’m Desmond and I live with my wife in Swansea. It’s a miracle that I’m writing this, because I suffered a life-changing stroke which left me paralysed and mentally impaired. After the stroke, I had lots of complications too—like seizures...

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Gardening way

Gardening Mi Way

I’m Mary (or May to friends and family) and I’m 97 years old. I’ve lived in Lllanelli all my life. My daughter is in London and sadly, my husband died a few years ago. I used to love getting out and about with my sisters, and I was very keen...

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mum is happier

Mi mum is happier

My name is Shirley and I’m writing this on behalf of my mum, Rita, who has dementia and anxiety too. We live in Cardiff. I used to look after mum, but began to struggle more and more as her needs got greater, until I just couldn’t cope anymore...

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Regaining confidence

My name’s David and I live alone. At work a while ago I had a serious head injury and now have uncontrolled epilepsy. I’ve been too afraid to leave home because of the worry of having seizures in unfamiliar places and the embarrassment of anyone seeing me...

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quality of life

Mi quality of life

My name’s Ben and I’m from Brighton, where I live with my wife. I used to be an architect. I’ve got progressive Multiple Sclerosis, which means I have to use a wheelchair because I can hardly bear any weight. On bad days, I get awful pain and ...

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Mi independence

I’m called Susan. I’m 82 years old and I live alone in a flat in Brent. I’ve had a bit of a rough time lately, with a troublesome fracture of my left femur, which has meant I’ve had to have several operations. When I was discharged from hospital ...

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support network

I’m Steven from Ilford. Unfortunately a couple of years ago, I had a stroke, which left me bed-bound and with one pretty useless arm and hand...

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