Personal Stories


Bell's Palsy

Marvin’s Story

Marvin is an ex-soldier, here he describes how his battle with Bell’s palsy affected him.

Bell's Palsy

Nicola’s Story

Nicola has experienced Bell’s palsy four times in just over twenty years.

Bell's Palsy

Roger’s Story

Roger describes the difficulties he had trying to access support and treatment.

Bell's Palsy

Selma’s Story

Selma was diagnosed with Bell’s palsy just days before giving birth to twins.

Bell's Palsy

Laura’s Story

Laura first had Bell’s palsy at age 17 and then twice more over the next ten years.

Bell's Palsy

Harry’s Story

Harry was just five and a half years old when Bell’s palsy struck.

Facial Palsy From Birth

Claire’s Story

Claire grew up with facial palsy, she describes her struggle with bullies, friendships and surgery.

Facial Palsy From Birth

Gregor’s Story

Gregor says facial palsy has shaped his life but not in a negative way.

Facial Palsy From Birth

Jayella’s Story

Jayella rose above those who bullied her and instead embraced her passion for dance.

Facial Palsy From Birth

Louise’s Story

Louise explains the feelings she experienced as a new mother of a child with facial palsy.

Facial Palsy From Birth

Freya’s Story

Freya wants to reach out and help other children affected by facial palsy.

Facial Palsy From Birth

Nigel’s Story

Nigel explains how his personality has been shaped by his appearance.