Taking it on the chin: episodes from my life

Originally posted on HICKEY'S WORLD:
My sister-law-law Catherine (now sadly deceased) invited my wife Trish and I to a fancy dress party in aid of her local tennis club. The very thought of dressing up in ridiculous outfits is just not me. Unfortunately, I couldn’t wriggle out of it because Trish really wanted to go. And so, after lots of pleading, and me moaning,… Continue reading Taking it on the chin: episodes from my life

The real face of courage

On Saturday, May 9, I met two very remarkable teenagers, Ellen Vollmer, 15, and Jonathan Heaver, 13, (pictured above) at Let’s Face It’s 30th anniversary. What set them apart was not their facial disfigurements because many of those present at the Royal College of Surgeons in London were also facially disfigured. No, it was their extraordinary courage in speaking before a large audience in the … Continue reading The real face of courage