RUNNING AN EXTRA MILE

Katie Cooke, Dr Colin DohertyAmong runners one moment a woman, collapsed on the ground and frothing at the mouth the next. For a short time she is lost to the convulsion and then she scrambles to her feet and sprints away. Katie Cooke will not let epilepsy get in the way of a race. The 19 year old student from Cherrywood South Dublin has what her specialist doctor calls “an arsenal of epilepsy, contends with 15 convulsions daily that makes her unconscious. Katie said, “her whole body shakes feeling her muscles jump, like everything has been sucked out of her so cannot breathe. So every single day she often loses control.  Despite having to cope with multiple seizures, Cooke won prestigious events including her age group in the Dublin City Marathon and she runs 5km in under 17 minutes. She is often seen pounding the streets with her running partner, Dr Colin Doherty, who is her consultant neurologist. But she was not always so athletic.Katie Cooke with a running trophy

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Diagnosed at the age of nine with frontal lobe epilepsy, she managed condition with medication until it deteriorated when puberty hit and her hormones started “kicking up.”She was not able to get out of bed, unable to do anything for herself and could not really speak. My Mum was dressing and showering me,” she says. Cooke was admitted to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin where she remained for 10 months. Despite being involved in numerous medical trials she regressed, lost control of her back and hips, and by the time she was discharged she wasn’t able to walk. And she could not hold herself up in a wheelchair for about seven months but being stubborn person wanted to prove to people what she could do. After a lot of physio started jogging every day and started to absolutely love the freedom.

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Cooke now runs every day and says a missed session sees the tiredness and dizziness of her earlier condition return.  Running only alleviates her symptoms, it has not been a cure. The raised heart rate brought on by running triggers more seizures than if she did not run, but Cooke says it improves her general well-being which is a negative worth accepting. Her neurologist, Dr Doherty, has weighed up the pros and cons from a medical perspective. “The particular challenges of having epilepsy and long-distance running are similar to walking challenges too and I think the general benefits outweigh these risks,” he says. “If you took the average long-distance runner and measured all their health parameters against someond who does not run you would find, no matter what disease or disorder they carry with them, they are better off.” So health conditions affected by starting exercise, it is always important to consult your doctor first.


Dr Colin Doherty explains epilepsy

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The brain consists of about three billion cells and all of these cells are active, but they do not fire together, the brain is a de-synchronised machine. A signature of epilepsy is the cells fire together in a synchronised way. If a million cells fire together it causes a change in behaviour, when all three billion cells fire together that causes convulsion or a fit. There are about 40 distinct types of epilepsy. In some cases people will just stare blankly, others will wander around in a confused state and there are those who fall to the ground with convulsions. Competitive running was initially a non-starter for Cooke. As soon as she had a convulsion during a race paramedics withdraw her from the event, but a chance comment at one of her consultations led Doherty to offer himself as her running partner and he has kept her on track ever since.  He says: “I’m a specialist in epilepsy but my sole role when running with Katie is to stop people from taking her off in an ambulance. I just stand there and say ‘Katie’s fine, I’m her doctor, she’s going to recover.” Despite Cooke’s seizures, the nature of her epilepsy means her body does not require lengthy recovery time, she is able to immediately get up and run again. Doherty believes it is her fitness levels which help with recovery._93538541_mediaitem93538539.jpg


Hear more from Katie and Colin

Listen to the BBC Ouch talk-show to find out more about Katie Cooke, Dr Colin Doherty and their running partnership. “Katie is a very serious runner, and she trains properly. I’m very confident that this is a really positive experience for her,” he says. As well as sport, college, Cooke also has to navigate a social life and relationship with partner Jack, a role most daunting at night when Cooke’s seizure’s make her scream, thrash around and cause the bed to shake and shudder. Cooke says: “He’s one of the most chilled people I know and he sleeps through my seizures which is a bit weird. He wakes up for the odd one because some are quite violent and was slapped in the face before, but he just falls asleep again.” In terms of intimacy Cooke says sex does not trigger seizures, although a fit can occur at such times, and women report an increase in convulsions around the time of ovulation and their period.Jack and Katie Cooke

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Her nightime seizures are accompanied by hallucinations of a shadowy man who she says “comes for her” and it is these which leave her most exhausted. She does not sleep well at all,” she says. Her education suffered and she missed the majority of secondary school. Despite that, she managed to cram three years worth of curriculum for the Irish Leaving Certificate into one year, secured a place at college to study sports management. Doherty calls her a “remarkable young woman” for all she has achieved while handling so many severe convulsions on a daily basis. When people watch Katie drop to the floor mid-run it is alarming but Doherty believes being public about it will help others with the condition. So there is need to facilitate people to live a normal life as possible and they need to be encouraged to do everything, he says. The biggest barrier is not the safety issue but the perceptions of other people.”

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GREATLY VALUED BY GOD

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God Greatly Values you more than you ever know so once you discover God’s Love for you have inner joy and peace. God blesses through changing situations in life so your focus and attention shifts to listen more to hear God due to unforseen circumstances. Transition creates helpful spiritual growth powerful testimony in Christ defeating devil. What devil means for evil God changes to good turning curses into Blessings for His Glory.  You are greatly beloved by God so as God’s beloved you are greatly Loved. Although God created mankind and breathed His breath in Adam making us living beings, few people know anything about Creator Yahweh Almighty God. The Spirit of the Living God dwells in us sustaining all life and providing for all. Declare you are God’s beloved daily to remind yourself of the Great Love God has for you. Many issues in life may challenge your confidence at times to prove if you truly believe you are God’s beloved. You can truly say you are God’s beloved to triumph in Victory according to 1 Corinthians 15:56-57. Jesus overcame sting of death and sin thanks to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. God’s beloved bless many more people to confirm and reinforce what Bible says that a person’s quality of life, value and worth to God does not consist of, or depend on owned material possessions. God’s beloved appreciate God’s real Love deeply through Jesus’ Blood so enter Our Father God’s Presence boldly.god-calls-us-beloved
Its not status, titles, postcodes, size of bank balance, clothing labels, type of plane, ship, cars owned, price tags of homes, designer bags, shoe designs, technology. The world is filled with idols wealth, fame, power, position, money, work, sexual relations, stars, celebrities, sports, even relationships.  These desires as priority tend to put our trust and confidence in things or people to help meet those desires. Pride in the strength of trophy wife, marriage or any thing chosen above God HURTS God like betrayed husband or wife by unfaithful spouse. Only God is absolutely worthy of Worship as HIS Desires for us are pure and holy. God of LOVE becomes intimately involved in the affairs of mankind to save, rescue, redeem, and deliver.  This is the God who is worthy of our love and devotion and no one else. So anything placed first in lives other than God is idolatry for God Says HE IS jealous God. Do not feel pain or sadness because you lack material things and so think you are nobody in life. Others treat you badly because you outwardly does not fit into exclusive class gaithered community. Attention given to material things by man as “great” is considered “chaff” or “dung” according to God in Bible because of how aquired. Precious memories gained knowing God in Christ is PRICELESS GREAT TREASURE the wise “sell all” to “buy it” in Jesus who bought us with His Precious Blood redeem us.
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Lterally get rid of all junk negative thoughts and things. The word of God reveals rightly things in itself does not add value to life though improves the quality of life for a season. Bless others if not needed get rid of the excess material possessions. As one’s trash is another’s treasure give to support all considered less fortunate. Godly Love gives, blesses, transforms renewed minds to free self from heavy burdens of vanity. Release yourself from the pressures and cares of these lost world into God’s Kingdom. Getting hold of the God’s Great Truth gives liberty in Christ as best priceless treasure bringing inner joy and peace. Things of this world will soon pass away but God’s Word will stand forever and eternally in Jesus Name. Rejoice in the LORD and study God’s Words as a faithful disciple of Christ. Jesus coming soon in rapture and after restore earth. The Kingdom of God is being established throughout living history and the world is watching demolition of evil to bring in restoration of God’s Perfect Peace, Reign by Son of God Yeshua Messiah KING of Kings and Lord of lords. So be ready and prepared to join in God ‘s Kingdom for eternity on earth. Israel will be saved by the LORD with an everlasting salvation; and all grafted in will never be put to shame or disgraced to ages everlasting in Jesus Name according to Isaiah 45:17.

GLOBAL VALENTINE’S DAY

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GOD’S GREAT LOVE SCENES

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JESUS VALENTINE’S POEMS

 Jesus VALENTINE’S poems expresses our Gratitude, Appreciation, Love, Trust, Thanksgiving, Confidence and Faith in Jesus. Christ is Reliable at All Times so Celebrate VALENTINE Christ poems. These Christian bulletin poems are also   Dedicated to Jesus Christ. We Give Glory and Thanks to Father God for Jesus Gift with Love in Christ through Holy Spirit.10623-valentine-poems-for-herSo Christian Valentine poems Honour Love of Christ. We Thank God For His Gift Privilege Jesus Our SALVATION in Jesus Name. Inspiration Christian Prayer for Valentine Day poem supports Godly Love. Christian Faith, Believes, Accepts and Recognises God’s Love Encouraged today about Jesus, God Son’s Loves all. So give your heart to Jesus.Valentines-Day-Poetry-poems-freeValentines Wishes and Messages extend to the Members, Son, Daughter, Mother, Father Cousins, Nephews to celebrate the Love of God. Today is wonderful day to remember loved ones. So these cards sent to all are quite a useful expression how one feels deep from the heart to all during Valentine day about Love of God.images-3Take time to love yourself today because Jesus Lives one can face tomorrow. The day can be spent in the Presence of God quietly thanking God in Jesus Name. Or most people celebrate with family and friends at home together or go out for a meal. Whichever suits you best LOVE of God Dwells richly in you in Jesus Name.images-2

God’s Love is So Powerful so helps us to overcome adversity in Jesus Name. The day is not just about buying gifts and exchanging presents though part of the celebrations. Those not still yet sure of Godly Valentine read 1 Corinthians 13. So tell those in your life you love them, we made it easy for you to share Love. The world needs more love words backed by love actions so share Jesus Love. images-1

This ensures the Godly Love Message is shared by those who LOVE GOD with all others. Jesus helps ensure everyday you tell family you love them. Even if nobody ever told you growing up Jesus Loves you still do so. It may not be how you were brought up create New Life in Christ Jesus as Child  of God. Jesus The Light of the world Sacrificed His Life because God so Loved the world He Gave His Only Begotten Son to Save all.images

Similarly, Valentine paid price with his life for upholding the love between the couple whose marriage he officiated as priest hence Valentines day. Jesus PAID THE PRICE For All so Bought us with Jesus Blood. No longer your own belong to God whether child or adult, single, married, widowed, divorced, Celebrate Jesus Love in Jesus Name! How about writing some poems for Jesus? No matter how crazy or cruel the modern world do not blame it on God but it is caused by the rebellion of mankind. God LOVES you so much to redeem you by Christ Love for you. So receive and enjoy GOD’S LOVE in Christ for you.

ENJOY VALENTINES LOVE

REMEMBER TO GIVE HER ROSES & CHOCOLATES ON VALENTINES DAY

SERENADE GOD’S LOVE CELEBRATION TESTIMONY OF GOD’S GLORY IN YOU

VALENTINE DAY CELEBRATIONS INCLUDES CHILDREN’S FESTIVE MEAL PARTIES MEALS HELP CELEBRATE GOD’S LOVE EVEN IN THE TOUGH TIMES TOO

ALL SORTS OF FOOD VARIETIES PREPARED BY VARIOUS FAMILIES

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 AS SOME BIGGER FAMILIES CELEBRATE VALENTINES TOGETHER 

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GOD’S  DEEPER LOVE BEYOND UNDERSTANDING SUSTAINS LOVE

ROMANTIC LOVE HEART CHAIR TO CELEBRATE VALENTINES MEMORIES

FAMILIES EXPRESS LOVE TO WITH GRATITUDE AND APPRECIATION

EXTRA AFFECTION ATTENTION DEEPENS INTIMACY AND LOVE 

SPOUSE ROMANCE ENJOYED DEEPENS LOVE TO CELEBRATE MOMENT  

Happy-Valentines-Day-Wallpaper-02GOD’S STRENGTH HELPS ENJOY GOOD, ENDURE CHALLENGING TIMES

 

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The celebration of Valentine’s Day originated as a remembrance of a martyred Catholic priest in Rome named Valentine who, accounts say, defied the edict of Emperor Claudius, which forbade the marriage of young couples in order to save the men for more focused military use. Valentines married young love birds anyway and was beheaded on February 14 in the year AD 269. This holiday celebrates love sentiment with flowers, cards, meals, teddy bears and chocolates. True love is much sweeter than candy deeper than movies or romance novels.The Bible teaches about Godly Love in John 3:16 and romantic love in the Book of songs of Solomon. Some love start at first sight in the Bible.  Five examples are Adam and Eve (Genesis 2:20–23), Rebecca and Isaac (Genesis 24:64–65), Jacob and Rachel (Genesis 29), David and Abigail (1 Samuel 25), and David and Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11–12).  These are cases which show that intense initial love can mature into a more rooted love. Before Rebecca even saw Isaac she had committed herself to him approved by the family. At first sight of him, she experienced intense feelings of love that she nearly fell off of her camel. In having already bound herself to him beforehand, her soul was able to recognize (know) him as her true soul mate even before they had actually met. Love is the ability to relate to another with deep, intense attachment is called wisdom knowledge before emotional feelings.  The relationship of Jacob and Rachel is considered prototypical example of romantic love.

 Upon seeing her the first time at the well, he was smitten so able to singlehandedly roll back the stone covering the well and then water her father’s sheep. Real love is pragmatic practical hands on hard work for life. Not based on fantasy but apparently accurate perception of Rachel real knowledge beforehand due to her family background. Conversely, in the case of David and Abigail, David was not prepared, so did not have foreknowledge yet experienced love. Her wisdom and charisma succeeded in calming his anger and emotions, creating a situation where his approach to relationship was guided by her wisdom. On the other David killed Bathsheba’s husband impulsively to marry her as betrayal at its lowest level of a relationship. That lust at first site was certainly exception rather than the rule.  Impetuous initial love is difficult to form roots without help. Intense initial feelings can lead to many difficulties to stabilize the relationship afterwards. No matter how love begins with passion fire lightening or slow and steady effort, it can develop and grow roots by God’s Grace and guidance in Jesus to endure.

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