Second Wheelchair Basketballer Considers Leg Amputation After Rule Change : Same Difference


This is disgraceful and shows the IPC are out of touch with disability, which makes them unsuitable to govern any form of disability sport.

It implies that a disability has to be seen to qualify as a disability, which is completely wrong and discounts many forms of unseen disability, including mental health.

Again some disabled people are being discriminated against and by a, so called, disability organisation.

The IPC needs to change or leave the ‘field of play’.

Same Difference

It seems this is a big story that should be shared and covered widely. This is the second such story we’ve covered in less than four weeks. We note that Oscar Knight is awaiting the outcome of the first case, George Bates.

A wheelchair basketball player deemed ineligible to play after a rule change says he is considering having his legs amputated.

GB Academy player Oscar Knight, 17, from Plymouth, suffers from complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).

He said new participation measures did not recognise his “poorly understood” condition and have made him “not the right kind of disabled” to compete.

The International Paralympics Committee (IPC) has been approached for comment.

In January, the committee told wheelchair basketball’s governing body, the IWBF, it needed to change its classification regulations in order to comply with the new code.

Under the IPC’s criteria, pain or hypermobility of joints are not eligible impairments…

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Encopresis: Definition, causes, symptoms, and treatments : Medical News Today


Encopresis is leaking of stool in children after toilet training. There are many potential causes, including emotional stress and underlying conditions.

Source: Encopresis: Definition, causes, symptoms, and treatments : Medical News Today

One in seven Sheffield patients’ mental health problems “unrecognised by GP” | The Star


One in seven patients in Sheffield feel their mental health problems are going unrecognised by their GP, new figures suggest.

Source: One in seven Sheffield patients’ mental health problems “unrecognised by GP” | The Star

Child mental health was in crisis before Covid-19. We can’t go back to ‘normal’ | Society | The Guardian


Services were already creaking pre-coronavirus, and vulnerable children will be even more at risk when the lockdown is lifted

Source: Child mental health was in crisis before Covid-19. We can’t go back to ‘normal’ | Society | The Guardian

Family of Errol Graham seek legal action against the DWP


’ A DWP spokesman said: ‘Our sympathies are with Mr Graham’s family. It would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.’

This is B—s, for do the DWP and the Government really care, for if they do then this institutional murder would have been stopped years ago.

This is Government policy, for eventually they wish for all benefit claimants to die and they are doing all they can to expedite the process.

Govt Newspeak

Man who starved to death when benefits were cut ‘pulled out his own teeth’

The family of a man who starved to death after his benefits were cut believe he was in such ‘extreme mental distress’ that he pulled out some of his own teeth. Errol Graham’s relatives have launched legal action against the Government over its policy for terminating handouts.

Mr Graham was 57 when he died in 2018, eight months after he stopped receiving employment support allowance and housing benefit. His family say he had ‘cut himself off from the world’, living in a darkened flat with the curtain closed, a single light bulb, no gas and electricity and little food.

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Sensory overload: Symptoms, causes, and treatment : Medical News Today


Sensory overload is the over stimulation of one or more of the body’s senses. It often affects people with certain conditions, such as autism or ADHD. Learn more.

Source: Sensory overload: Symptoms, causes, and treatment : Medical News Today

Trump exploded after aides rejected his ‘insane’ 7-minute birther disavowal in 2016: book – Raw Story


President Donald Trump reportedly flew into a rage during the 2016 campaign after his lengthy and rambling statement on birtherism was edited down to something more concise and coherent. The Trump campaign wanted Trump to disavow the birther conspiracy theory that had launched him on his way to the Republican nomination, but he instead dictated […]

Source: Trump exploded after aides rejected his ‘insane’ 7-minute birther disavowal in 2016: book – Raw Story

Why are we learning about disabled Errol Graham TWO YEARS after the DWP stopped his benefits and he starved to death? | Vox Political


Someone did a good job of hushing up this abomination. If John Pring hadn’t reported the inquest on Disability News Service, we might never have learned how the Department for Work and Pensio…

Source: Why are we learning about disabled Errol Graham TWO YEARS after the DWP stopped his benefits and he starved to death? | Vox Political