The importance of a good start

Posted by Bev Collins, January 30 2019

It´s February 1992 and on the PA system I hear ”Bob en piste”. I am in Albertville, France, during the olympics and for some obscure reason I ended up watching the 4-man bob-sleigh. We shall not go into detail about that story for the sake of you readers...

However, something became very clear to me when I saw these olympic athletes competing. The first thing they measured was the starting time, basically how fast they were able to run to a certain point and then get into the Bob. The top teams always had the best start times. Those who were way behind these first few seconds had no chance to win any medals. The race was not won during the first few seconds but a good start was important to stand a chance during the rest of the race.

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Topics: Lifestyle, Recovery, Bladder Management, ISC, Self-catheterisation

Wellspect Ambassador Evie Toombes – a WellChild award winner!

Posted by Seema Duggal, September 11 2018

Our inspiring fighter Evie Toombes has been acknowledged in the WellChild Awards. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex honored Evie's inspirational achievements!

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Topics: Lifestyle, Recovery, Bladder Management, spina bifida

Abigail Wadeson - My Journey Part 2

Posted by Abigail Wadeson, September 4 2018

Dare to do something extraordinary

Following a diagnosis of Spina Bifida at the age of 1, Abigail has experienced many changes and overcome a number of hurdles in her young life.  Despite her condition, Abigail leads an active life swimming at county level, dancing competitively, skiing regularly(and leaving her  Mum and Dad behind!), as well as doing brilliantly in school athletics.  She now faces a new and unique challenge as she plans to go on an Asian adventure to support a local community in Sri Lanka. 

 Last month we shared part one of Abigail’s story

 
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Topics: Lifestyle, Recovery, Bladder Management, spina bifida

Abigail Wadeson - My Journey Part 1

Posted by Abigail Wadeson, August 28 2018

Dare to do something extraordinary

Following a diagnosis of Spina Bifida at the age of 1, Abigail has experienced many changes and overcome a number of hurdles in her young life.  Despite her condition, Abigail leads an active life swimming at county level, dancing competitively, skiing regularly (and leaving her Mum and Dad behind!), as well as doing brilliantly in school athletics.  She now faces a new and unique challenge as she plans to go on an Asian adventure to support a local community in Sri Lanka. 

Here is Abigail’s story:

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Topics: Lifestyle, Recovery, Bladder Management, spina bifida

Living with Spina Bifida...and horses! Part 2 - Evie Toombes

Posted by Jonathan Simpson, August 3 2017

I began training with Millie my horse to prepare for my first para show-jumping competition at Bolesworth International. I was still losing weight but keen to attend. Millie and I finished just outside the placings but had a fantastic show. Shortly after coming home from Bolesworth, I won the Skegness young achievers award which was incredible. I felt so lucky to be recognised and once again it really boosted my confidence to continue what I was doing with my health and horses.

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Topics: Catheterisation, Paralympics, Lifestyle, Recovery, Sport, ISC, spina bifida, Self-catheterisation