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Pop star Olly Murs helps young Cornish girl with cerebral palsy

Saturday, July 20, 2013

A TV programme featuring singer Olly Murs helped a Cornish family seek help for their daughter who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at just 18 months old.

After watching the pop singer take part in a charity version of Noel Edmonds’ popular game show Deal or No Deal, the family decided to find out more about what the Brainwave charity could offer.

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    TV programme featuring Olly Murs helps Helston youngster Phoebe Bury

Helston-based mum Maria Bury said: “Phoebe was born early at 29 weeks and weighing just 1lb 14oz – she was no bigger than a bag of sugar.

“At first she appeared to do really well but after four weeks she developed two infections that led to brain damage.

“There didn’t really seem to be a lot that the health authorities could do for her and it was thanks to a popular TV programme, “Deal or No Deal” which featured Olly Murs trying to win money for his charity Brainwave that we became aware of the charity.”

Carer mum forced to bath disabled son at Premier Inn

A MUM told last night how she is forced to wash her disabled teenage son in an £80-a-night HOTEL because housing bosses refuse to install a bath in her home.

Loving … June cares full-time for wheelchair- bound son Jonjo

Fed-up June Monaghan, 49, claims her desperate pleas to have a tub fitted for wheelchair-bound Jonjo Murphy have been snubbed.

And for the past SEVEN MONTHS she taken celebral palsy sufferer Jonjo, 17, to a Premier Inn four miles away from her home to give him a proper wash.

Last night 5ft 2in June, of Robroyston, Glasgow, said: “Washing him was a nightmare in the shower so I started using the bath at a hotel because it’s bigger and easier.

“It’s the only way to make sure he has a proper wash.

Christmas charity song launched by boy who communicates by blinking

Christmas charity song launched by boy who communicates by blinking


Published on Tuesday 4 December 2012 12:01

HE has spent most of his Christmas Days in hospital, but now a young boy who can only communicate by blinking is looking to bring some festive cheer to others with the release of a Christmas single.

Adam Bojelian, 12, who has cerebral palsy, is blind and suffers from a severe seizure disorder, is donating 50p from every download of Christmas Gibbons to the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland.

And the Forthview Primary pupil has been given a boost after getting the backing of film star Ewan McGregor.