Terminally ill Cairns woman fundraising for blind service dog

WHEN Debbi Cliff rescued a miniature poodle from almost certain death eight years ago, she had no idea the dog would become her saviour as she battled a painful terminal illness. Now, Ms Cliff is fundraising to save Bella’s eyesight – and her own sanity – with $4000 cataract surgery. The Trinity Beach woman has […] View page

Woman’s body joints popped out up to 17 times a day – even in her SLEEP

Fed-up Lauren Balmain-Davies had to endure virtually every one of her joints dislocating – up to 17 times a DAY. The 27-year-old’s condition was so bad that her joints would even pop out in her sleep. Lauren suffers from hypermobile Ehlers Danlos syndrome – a condition that causes loose, unstable joints that dislocate easily. Read […] View page

Hinckley beauty queen in fundraising drive for deprived children

A beauty queen is using her songwriting talents to raise money for a charity supporting deprived children. At 17 years old, Rheo Parnell from Hinckley is one of the youngest competitors hoping to be crowned Miss England 2016 in July. The talented singer and songwriter will be hosting a number of fundraising events and hopes […] View page

The week’s eight best #bodypositive stories

Wondering what’s been going on this week? Wonder no more! Here at BodyPositive HQ we’ve scoured the web for the best BodyPositive gossip, so you don’t need to miss a thing. 1. Adele has the best sense of humour ever and this story from MTV just shows us why we just want her to be […] View page

My Favorite Teacher: Judy Kietzman

Kietzman was nominated by North Scott Senior Kilynn Marsengill. It was hard for Marsengill to put into words Tuesday, what Kietzman’s meant to her. “Mrs. Kietzman has not only helped me get through school and my crazy life, but she also put a smile on my face,” Mrsengill said. In eighth grade, Marsengill was diagnosed […] View page

Yes, TransLink should add signage for invisible illnesses

In Adam Van der Zwan’s recent article published in the Feb. 29 issue of The Peak, “TransLink Shouldn’t Add Signage for Invisible Illnesses,” he states that we can only “properly accommodate those with physical disabilities, rather than invisible ones.” This opening assertion sets the tone for a misinformed and problematic commentary on the roles that […] View page