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Katina Wright, a mother with multiple sclerosis from Cornwall, UK, discusses her experience of parental guilt and the importance of celebrating and utilising the ‘can dos’.
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Mohammed Rashid is a visually impaired father of three sighted children aged 10, 5 and 3. Here he talks to Disability, Pregnancy and Parenthood Information Officer, Gill Lea-Wilson, about being a father and role model to his growing children.
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Louise Jensen, a mother of three from Northamptonshire, UK, who has experienced chronic pelvic girdle pain (PGP) for five years, talks about adjusting to life with a disability and how a change of attitude has helped her to live life to the full.
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Neil Matheson, from Vancouver, Canada, talks about his journey into fatherhood as a man with cerebral palsy.
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Sue Cowan, of Sunderland, UK, writes about her use of audio-tapes to preserve her family memories by recording events and developments.
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Isabella Devani, a wheelchair user from Kent, UK, recalls the highs and lows of family celebrations as a disabled parent of two young children.
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Rita S. Eggert, a visually impaired parent from New York, USA, writes about how her young son challenged the ignorance of a sighted mother. DPPI 12, 1995.
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Liz Jackson, a businesswoman and mother from Basingstoke, UK, talks to Shanta Everington about her experience of parenting with a visual impairment, the importance of problem-solving, having confidence in oneself and knowing when to ask for help....
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Tim Rushby-Smith from London, UK, describes his experience of sudden disability and the challenges of becoming a father just months later.
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I am a single parent with little to no support with raising my child. I'm currently going through the process of getting my osgood schlatters disease fixed (fingers crossed) but this may require me to have invasive surgery on both knees. Which will...
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Mohammed Rashid from Birmingham, UK, has been blind since birth and has a five-year-old son, Iftikhar, who is sighted. Mohammed talked to Shanta Everington about his experiences of fatherhood and other people’s attitudes to him as a blind paren...
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