Personal Stories

Bell's Palsy

Joanna’s Story

Joanna, 49, had to wait more than a decade to receive proper support with her facial palsy.

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Joanne’s Story

Joanne from N.I. wishes for more consistency in services for patients across the UK.

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John’s Story

30 years ago, John was struck with Bell’s palsy while in his final year at school.

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John L’s Story

A recovery story: John suddenly improved after nine or ten weeks of struggling.

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Lisa’s Story

Lisa woke up on the morning her baby was due with Bell’s palsy, she shares her tips for others.

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Lorraine’s Story

Lorraine describes her Bell’s palsy journey, one that started long before her official diagnosis!

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Maurice’s Story

Maurice, now a pensioner, shares his 50-year old story of Bell’s palsy.

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Mary-Lou’s Story

Mary-Lou was at college when Bell’s palsy struck, humour has helped her cope.


Peter’s Story

Peter describes his recovery from facial palsy and how it changed his outlook on life.

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Rainy’s Story

Rainy wants doctors to understand how Bell’s palsy affects people emotionally.

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Shauna’s Story

Shauna is just 15, and has had Bell’s palsy twice. She has now remembered how to smile.

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Emily’s Story

One day at school, and without any warning, Emily, eight, was struck by Bell’s palsy.