Personal Stories


Trauma

Tumours & Cancers

Emily’s Story

Surgery to remove a dermoid cyst caused Emily’s facial palsy.

Tumours & Cancers

Paula’s Story

Paula explains how psychotherapy changed her life after struggling with facial palsy.

Tumours & Cancers

Ross’s Story

Ross has a facial nerve neuroma but a specialist team have helped him improve his quality of life.

Tumours & Cancers

Hailey’s Story

At just six months old, Hailey had surgery to remove a haemangioma.

Tumours & Cancers

Malcolm’s Story

Malcolm’s facial palsy was caused by removal of a parotid gland tumour.

Tumours & Cancers

Ali’s Story

The surgery that saved her life left Ali with an unwanted gift: facial paralysis.

Tumours & Cancers

Ron’s Story

Ron describes how cancer left him with facial palsy but says he won’t let it stop him.

Tumours & Cancers

Alex’s Story

At eleven weeks old, Alex was diagnosed with a tumour that had grown in utero.

Tumours & Cancers

Adam’s Story

Adam shares his feelings about his mum’s battle with salivary gland cancer.

Tumours & Cancers

Amy’s Story

Amy was abroad when her mum was diagnosed with salivary gland cancer.

Facial Palsy From Birth

Vivian’s Story

Vivian describes the loneliness she felt not knowing other mums of children with facial palsy.

Facial Palsy From Birth

Chelsea’s Story

Chelsea was born with facial palsy. She suffered badly with bullying, here she tells her story.