Kat Heriot Maitland left blind and in a wheelchair at just 28 after a stroke

Timebomb that left Kat blind and in a wheelchair at just 28: A mother”s moving account of a disorder that affects one in 100 Just over a year ago, Kat Heriot Maitland’s life seemed blessed. Beautiful and intelligent, she was happily married with a gorgeous baby son, Louis, and running a thriving events management business. Then, on the morning of September 7, her life changed for ever

Leah Beth Richards: Brave schoolgirl, 13, who begged doctors to stop painful life-prolonging treatment, dies after 11-year cancer battle

Brave schoolgirl, 13, who begged doctors to stop painful life-prolonging treatment, dies after 11-year cancer battle Doctors discovered 5lb tumour when Leah was just two Decided to stop treatment aged eight because of painful side effects”She had no fear and lived to the full”, family friend tells funeral party Leah Beth Richards has died after a 11 year battle with cancer after deciding to stop treatment A brave schoolgirl has died five years after she begged doctors to stop giving her life-lengthening treatment for cancer. For more than a decade Leah Beth Richards, 13, battled with her illness but last week she passed away at the family home in Pontypridd, South Wales