Trying to think of the things I struggle with most due to having facial palsy. These things don’t ruin my life, they are just my biggest niggles! In no particular order: – Continue reading
A friend I have met online through both having facial palsy since birth is making a series of videos to try and help people who are going through similar and those with children with facial palsy. Continue reading
One thing I love as an adult living with facial palsy, is being able to wear glasses. Windy days are pure hell when your eye doesn’t shut properly because all the dust flies straight into it and you end up with a sore, red eye for the rest of the day and maybe for a few days after that as well. Continue reading
One of my Facebook friends is the mother of a little boy born with Facial Palsy and I wanted to share this beautiful blog post she wrote. It really moved many of us who have facial palsy and mothers of children with facial palsy. I think any mother out there will find Belinda’s writing incredibly touching.
We’ve been talking a lot on the Courage to Smile group on Facebook recently about how to raise awareness of Facial Palsy. It’s such a rare thing to happen to a person that even Doctors aren’t experienced in what advice to give, surgery options available, and also what the prognosis is for the future. New parents of children with facial nerve damage are still going through the same thing my mother did 40 years ago, and it is only the internet that is helping to educate people a little more. Continue reading