The Sunflower Conversations

The Sunflower Conversations

Latest Episodes

Bowel and Vaginal Cancer and Acoustic Neuroma with Karen Bucknall
July 02, 2023

Karen is a beauty pageant queen who joins the conversation to discuss her diagnosis, treatment and recovery.Karen shares intimate details of her health journey in a humorous and endearing way. After coming to terms with her post-surgery body,  Karen enter

Dysautonomia with Miss Chile Ambar Zenteno
June 24, 2023

Ambar Zenteno, Miss Chile, has dysautonomia and is shining her light on the condition through the beauty pageant Miss World - Beauty with a Purpose platform. Dysautonomia is a term used to describe any disorder of the autonomic (automatic) nervous system.

ADHD, Developmental Coordination Disorder, and Sensory processing with Justin Wesolek
June 17, 2023

Justin has ADHD, Developmental Coordination Disorder, and Sensory processing issues. A graduate at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, in Wisconsin, which has a special focus for students with disabilities.Justin explains how each of his disabilities

Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 with Anna Ballreich
June 10, 2023

Anna Ballreich joins us from the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 to explain the history of the games and what visitors can expect to see and experience.The Special Olympics is from the 17th – 25th June 2023. 7,000 Special Olympics athletes with i

Epilepsy with Murray Goulder and Daniel Jennings, Epilepsy Action
May 27, 2023

Murray Goulder has epilepsy and joins us with Daniel Jennings from charity, Epilepsy Action, to talk about absence seizures, treatment, public misconceptions and access to venues.Murray campaigns for greater awareness of epilepsy using his lived experienc

Disability Expo with Jade Godier
May 23, 2023

Jade Godier joins us to share exciting news about Disability Expo, a free person-focused event for people with lived experience of disability. Showcasing the latest developments on the disability market, relevant services and information, and a full progr

AbleVu and Meegan Winters
May 20, 2023

Meegan Winters is the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower program regional partner in the US and co-founder of AbleVu and Able Eyes.Meegan talks about her life experiences and why she decided to create the AbleVu, - which provides a detailed preview of an organ

Congenital Anosmia and visual impairment with Claire-Louise Pitman
May 06, 2023

Claire-Louise has Congenital Anosmia and is severely visually impaired. Since birth, Claire-Louise hasn't had a sense of smell, but only discovered this when she was 11 years old. We talk about how Claire-Louise navigates through life without two of

Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS) with Jasmeet Kaur and Helen Eftekhari, PoTS UK
April 08, 2023

Helen Eftekhari is a specialist nurse in Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS), and Jasmeet Kaur has lived experience of the health condition.Our conversation discovers what PoTS is and how it affects the body, including the impact it has physically and me

Brain injury with Holly Tyrer and Scott Casson-Rennie, Hidden Disabilities Sunflower
March 25, 2023

We are joined by colleagues Holly Tyrer, Hidden Disabilities Sunflower USA, and Scott Casson-Rennie Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Ireland. It is Holly’s 4th anniversary of her brain injury and Scott’s first anniversary of his Aneurysm.The brain is at the