Marilyn Carr

08 April 2021, 09:14

Retaining independence… Marilyn Carr, 71, has made it a mission to demonstrate her lack of limbs does not stop one living a full life: she drives, had a full time job throughout her working life, and starred in the first colour television documentary, which featured her and Douglas Bader, comp...
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Ulem Grant

08 April 2021, 09:03

‘Fantastic’ equipment… Pensioner Ulem Grant lost a leg through diabetes in 2010 and can no longer use his fingers. He had his Closomat installed under a Disabled Facilities Grant on the advice of his Occupational Therapist, as he was dependant on his wife helping him on and off his conventiona...
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Regaining independence…

08 April 2021, 09:02

When diabetes has affected you so badly you have had to have your legs amputated above the knee and have lost your sight, even going to the loo can be a major issue… But this is not the case for Neil McCarthy of Sale, Manchester. A former consultant psychotherapist, 60 years-old Neil was origi...
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Don’t be “out on a limb” with personal care

07 April 2021, 12:19

As the UK sees the number of people undergoing an amputation reach record levels, a trail-blazing amputee is showing how to overcome the loss and live normally with assistive technology – even going to the loo. Ray Edwards MBE is now Britain’s longest surviving quad amputee – ie arms and legs amputa...
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