Born To Be Different back tonight at 9pm, C4

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I've watched it since the start, can't believe it's been ten years and the children are now 13!

girliefriend Fri 22-Mar-13 15:01:57

It seems one of the really good things to come out of the programme is that the parents and children have made some really strong friendships. Was lovely to see that Emily and Zoe get on so well.

I think all the parents are fantastic but I especially admire Shelbies mum, she has been so devoted to ensuring Shelbies life is as good and happy as it can be. Think she is inspiring.

haggisandneeps Fri 22-Mar-13 12:53:47

The reunion was lovely to see smile

haggisandneeps Fri 22-Mar-13 12:42:54

Hamish is doing fantastic grin

haggisandneeps Fri 22-Mar-13 12:37:05

Just catching up now. So happy to see William getting on great. His face when Mum, Dad and Jessica came in - my heart melted!

So glad to see Nathan doing well too. I hope special needs education round here for secondary comes on in the next 4 years before my daughter reaches that age. Would love if she ended up with a small class dedicated to special needs.

So sad to see that Shelbie's prognosis isn't looking good. Her family are amazingly strong.

Finding it hard to watch Zoe's operation knowing my wee girl is going to go through it too <wibble> on the same leg too!

eminemmerdale Fri 22-Mar-13 08:08:32

Have to admit I cried when Emily said No and her parents went with it. I had 30+ operations as a child (not all necessary) and desperately wanted to say no more when i got to 11 or 12 but everyone ignored me sad

lisad123everybodydancenow Thu 21-Mar-13 23:20:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

girliefriend Thu 21-Mar-13 22:51:54

I have just watched, lovely families.

Agree with everything DisAstrophe said smile

DisAstrophe Thu 21-Mar-13 22:21:45

William really seems to have come on well recently - he was so keen and quick to answer questions at school. Was so sweet to see him and his sister together. my dd is the same with her older brother.

Nathan's reading is excellent and he has come out of shell I think.

Was great when Emily was so firm about her surgery. With the children who don't have learning disabilities they can now play a big role in how they manage their conditions. That must be both a relief and a source of frustration to the parents.

LeeCoakley Thu 21-Mar-13 21:42:49

Shelbie's prognosis is not good sad. How devastating for the family considering how many times she's been on life support and survived.

chesticles Thu 21-Mar-13 21:35:10

I love this programme, and have watched it from the start, and often think about all the children and how they are getting on. I have such admiration for than and their families.

Shoppinglist Thu 21-Mar-13 21:28:19

I was late home, going to catch up on +1

Shoppinglist Thu 21-Mar-13 21:23:46

Anyone watching tonight?

hazeyjane Thu 21-Mar-13 18:38:07

oops, crossposted!!

hazeyjane Thu 21-Mar-13 18:37:46

More 4 smile

LottieJenkins Thu 21-Mar-13 18:34:59

Ignore me! blush Its on More4!! smile

LottieJenkins Thu 21-Mar-13 18:33:18

What channel is the BTBD night on on Sat? It isnt CH4 as i have just gone to skyplus it! confused

hazeyjane Wed 20-Mar-13 21:57:14

I notice there is a Born to be Different night, from 7pm on Sat, showing excerpts from all the shows. I missed the earlier ones, so look forward to this.

LottieJenkins Wed 20-Mar-13 20:52:39

I am watching now in tears. I found it very moving watching William and his family visit the residential school. I visited Wilf's school with his Dad once before he died and then with my Mum and Dad. His "other Mum" and I took him when he first went to stay at school. He loved it straight away. He turned to me and signed "Bye Mumma see you Friday!" I sobbed all the way back to the QE2 Bridge (or the Dartboard Crossing as Wilf calls it!) NeverBored You and your family are AMAZING!! We are in Suffolk and were turned down the first time for his placement too!

haggisandneeps Tue 19-Mar-13 10:06:06

Neverbored: So glad to hear that William is doing well at school. All 4 of you are amazing.

My heart was breaking for Shelbie and her family. Thank God she pulled through again.

Looking forward to seeing Hamish at the Paralympics soon!

My little girl is going in to hospital in June to have the same operation as Zoe is having although Zoe is having pins in and my daughter is having a metal plate. I'll be interested to see how the operation works and how Zoe is after. She's such a tough wee cookie (they all are).

spiderbabymum Tue 19-Mar-13 09:58:21

At 2100

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SoggySummer Tue 19-Mar-13 08:31:31

Does anyone know when the next episode is on??

I cannot see in in my TV guide and want to make sure I dont miss it.

Bakingnovice Sat 16-Mar-13 23:44:03

I've watched from the start too. Such amazing kids and parents. I feel honoured and humbled that I've been allowed a peek into their journey.

Neverbored - lovely update on William. There is something about him and his expression in his eyes which just speaks a thousand words. It was amazing to see his reaction to the school. What a wonderful and brave mum you are to fight so hard for him.

Zoe really touched me too. So beautiful and articulate, but so vulnerable in parts. Hamish is just brilliant and lovely little Shelby. I can't watch without a huge lump in my throat and my heart swelling with pride at the lovely teenagers. God knows how proud the parents must be. Totally brilliant tv.

chrome100 Sat 16-Mar-13 20:23:13

I've just watched this on catch up. I don't have any kids of my own, let alone have any experience of SN, so this was such an eye opener for me at how hard life can be for some families. It really puts my own (very paltry) problems into perspective. They were all such lovely families and kids and I wish them all well.

crashdoll Fri 15-Mar-13 17:17:39

Thank you for updating us Neverbored. William is a gorgeous boy - inside and out. You can tell he has a wonderful, fiesty spirit. So lovely to hear he's doing well, what fantastic and loving parents you are. smile

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