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‘My 17 days in a coma fighting pneumonia and sepsis in ICU’

‘My 17 days in a coma fighting pneumonia and sepsis in ICU’

One day I was sitting at my desk at News Letter headquarters, when I realised I was coming down with the cold. So far, so commonplace. It was January; who doesn’t have to reach for the Kleenex in this desperate and bluest of months? I felt feverish, shivery. I sneezed and felt a cough brewing. I packed up at the end of the day, feeling utterly horrible, self-pityingly wretched. But I had no doubt the adequate dose of Co-codamol, a bag of oranges and some Lucozade would sort me out, plus an early night under a heavy duvet curled up in the foetal position beside my beloved bedside radiator.

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Stacey goes 
the extra mile

Stacey goes 
the extra mile

Stacey Hosick from Lisburn is helping to rebuild lives after stroke by taking part in her very first Resolution Run in aid of the Stroke Association, on Sunday February 23 at Queens Sport, Upper Malone, Belfast.

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Donate your unwanted gifts

Donate your unwanted gifts

If you received any unwanted Christmas gifts, or if you have clothes, ornaments, books and bric-a-brac, why not have a big clear-out after the festive holiday and donate them all to Cancer Focus Northern Ireland?

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Charity marks 21st birthday

Charity marks 21st birthday

ASCERT, one of Northern Ireland’s best known providers of community-based drug and alcohol support services, is celebrating getting the ‘key of the door’ as it marks the significant milestone of turning 21 years old.

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Pictured at the launch are from left Barbara Redmond-Disability Sport NI, Disability Sports Hub Activity Leader, Aubrey Bingham-Disability Sport NI, Community Sport Manager, Graham Norris - Progressive Building society, Regional Manager, participants from the Lisburn and Castlereagh Disability Sports Hub Boccia Group, Michael McAteer MBE, Disability Sport NI, Chairperson, Christine Duncan, Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, Sports, Sports Development

Boost for our disability sports

Disability Sport NI and Progressive Building Society have partnered on a new three-year partnership to support the development of Disability Sports Hubs across Northern Ireland, improving the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities.

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