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The Politics of Walking Pt4| An Unexpected Phonecall

My mobile phone rang this morning, and I saw from the display that it was Carys’s school. I answered with some trepidation; there must be something wrong. “Don’t worry, nothing’s wrong,” said the voice of Carys’s teacher immediately…. Read More

The Politics of Walking Pt 3 Carys is WALKING!

It happened last Wednesday, and I’ve been dying to tell the world ever since. But I needed to be sure it wasn’t a once off thing, a fluke, a happy accident. I also needed to be sure I… Read More

The Politics of Walking | An Update

Today, Carys’s walker was sent home from school with a note saying, “We don’t need this at school any more, we don’t use it.” In other words, in the week and a half since I took the Walkolong… Read More

Butterfly Wings

It has been such a bittersweet week. Carys has unexpectedly lost two of her CFC big brothers. Craig was seventeen and lived in Scotland. He had battled through so many challenges, but had the biggest smile and most… Read More

The Politics of Walking

I discovered in a phone call yesterday that Carys’s potential to one day walk is not down to her physical development, or physiotherapy, or even budgets and funding, or lack thereof. No. It’s down to politics. You will… Read More

Life’s Little Victories

I have a lot to be thankful for today. Carys has a new physiotherapist. I really like her because she cares about Carys, she works with her, not against her. She smiles and sings songs to get Carys comfortable. After… Read More

Of A.F.O’s and Tooth Decay

All this week, Carys and I have been ‘coping’ with her new A.F.O’s. A.F.O’s are not to be confused with U.F.O’s, although lately, I’ve been wondering about that… Useless F…ing Objects, I think, is the more appropriate terminology…. Read More

The Wheelchair

The occupational therapist stuck his head through the physiotherapy room door. “Alison, can you bring Carys in for her wheelchair fitting on Thursday?” It was a simple enough question, not even a completely unexpected one, but my reaction… Read More