Real Life Stories
One Thursday in May a man called Bernie Green left his house and his life changed. The day was significant for him for two reasons. Firstly because he hadn’t left his house independently in a couple of years and secondly, because in doing so he was able to cast a vote in the 2015 General Election.
Lena was 43 years old when she was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Working as a Human Resources Director in London, she first noticed her foot dropping whilst walking. She carried on working as her condition deteriorated, undergoing numerous tests before her diagnosis in late 2011 – seven months after her initial foot drop started.
You may recognise Paula Moulton as one half of Strictly Wheels, a wheelchair dancing couple, who compete for Team GB at IPC Level, or from her appearance on Britain’s Got Talent – where they went on to become semi-finalists. Paula has started using an Ottobock Ventus wheelchair as her daily use chair, which has been designed to keep up with her active lifestyle.