Shelley takes on Stairway to Heaven with a little help

FROM learning to stand to learning to walk to now taking on a mountain. Michelle Cowan, known as Shelley, has been unwell for 26 years but has decided to take on the huge task of climbling Cuilcagh mountain, all in aid of her group JustUs. Speaking about her challenge, Shelley explains why JustUs is such a worthy cause. “I have […]

Call for return of Special Olympics club in Fermanagh

EFFORTS are being made to resurrect a Special Olympics organisation locally, but it will need the help of the Fermanagh people if it’s to come about. Based at Fermanagh House in Enniskillen, the Lakeland Special Olympics Club started in 2006, however, it closed last year. Special Olympics Ulster hopes to get the group up and running again and is having […]

Siobhan dedicates her award to MS sufferers

THE chairwoman of the Fermanagh MS Group feels that her recent special recognition award will put the commitment and hard work of the local support group ‘on the map’. In May 2009, Siobhan Allister’s life was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis – a lifelong condition that affects the brain and nerves and […]

Concerns over lack of temporary respite care

AN ENNISKILLEN mother who suffers from a serious form of COPD has spoken out against disability services in Fermanagh after her highly autistic son was denied temporary respite care for the last ten years. Caroline Diver is a full-time carer to her son Barney who has had severe health problems since the age of four. […]