Connie & The Sleep Deprived EEG

On a normal day, Connie can be hard work but a Connie with very little sleep is a totally different ball game! Connie’s neurologist referred her for a sleep deprived EEG to see if the ‘suspicious activity’ that was noted on her last EEG could show again in a clearer way. For most people, there […]

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The Courtyard Cafe & Sky Dives

I’m sure you all know how much Connie loves a trip to a cafe so of course last weekend it is no surprise that she made a visit to the brand new cafe at the local hospice. The Courtyard Cafe at St Johns Hospice in Lancaster has just opened for patients, staff and the general […]

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Back to College! 

Back to normal this week at the Halpin Household with Connie going back to college. It’s always a big change when we get back to the college routine but this time Connie has been more excited than she has the previous two years. A lot of her friends from 4Ever Unique and from school have […]

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Life Update

We have been missing for a little while … life has been quite busy! Connie experienced another big seizure on Monday 7th August. It was in the morning just after she had taken her medication. She was in the room alone but luckily was reading her Argos catalogue. It was the noise of the catalogue […]

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Being a ‘Special Needs Sibling’

When you become a ‘special needs sibling’, you have to grow up – fast. All of a sudden, there is a new person in your home that needs a lot of extra help and care which naturally means that you have to start doing a lot of things for yourself. In both the best and […]

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Just Connie’s Year: Girls Day & New Purchases!

15th July 1997 I slept with Daddy but I woke up at 2am for about an hour! I went for a ride in the car today to Blakenly – both me and Jordan fell asleep in the car. We had lunch back at home then we went round to the local shop and sat on […]

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Accessibility & ‘Connie’s List’

‘Accessibility’ is defined as the quality of being able to be reached or entered; the quality of being easy to obtain or use and the quality of being easily understood or appreciated. It is a big discussion topic when it comes to disability but over the years we have found so often that accessibility is […]

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