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Amy May Shead Returns Home After 5 Years

March 8, 2019

A woman who suffered a severe allergic reaction to nuts during a holiday to Hungary has returned to her family home after five years in care.

Amy May Shead, 31, suffered anaphylactic shock from a single bite of a chicken meal on a trip with friends to Budapest in 2014.

She will now receive 24-hour care in a specially-adapted annex of her parents’ home in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex.

Her mother Sue said it was “lovely to have her home”.

Miss Shead was left brain damaged, partially paralysed, and unable to see or speak properly after she suffered a severe allergic reaction during the meal at a restaurant in Budapest.

The former ITV producer had managed her nut allergy throughout school and university, and always carried medication she needed to counteract a reaction, her mother said.

She had produced an allergy card to staff at the restaurant in Hungary three times and was assured the meal did not contain nuts.

Her reaction was “immediate” and resulted in a cardiac arrest, during which Miss Shead’s heart stopped for six minutes causing brain damage, her mother added.

She spent a year at both St Thomas’ Hospital and the Putney Neurological unit and has lived at the Marillac Care centre in Brentwood for the last three years.

Miss Shead uses a wheelchair, and a 24-hour care package is now in place allowing her to live with her parents in a purpose-built annex.

“Amy was the most vivacious, outgoing, bubbly young lady you could ever wish to meet,” her mother said.

“We are still devastated. Every day is hard to get through. But we’d do anything for her.”

A trust, established in her name by her aunt Julie Martin and cousin Tom, raises money for the intensive physiotherapy and speech and language therapy she receives four times a week.

“This layer of tragedy should never have happened, because Amy took every precaution with her allergy,” Mrs Martin said.

“Her parents’ lives have been swept away as well.

“They are devoted, and have committed their lives to their daughter. But as you can imagine, they’re also heartbroken.”

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  1. March 8, 2019 12:23 pm

    Reblogged this on sdbast.

  2. March 8, 2019 2:09 pm

    Isn’t it wonderful how lovely rich people get all of the healthcare they need.

    No Neglect , No Ill Treatment , No Abuse . No Torture , No DWP , No Fraud , No Starvation , No Murder.

    Just lovely people being lovely, isn’t that nice from the ATOS-CAPITA-BBC (covering ‘real’ disability issues – yeah).

    “Amy’s life used to involve 4am starts as a producer for Good Morning Britain and This Morning”
    “The former ITV producer…”

    So how many stories of DWP/Government Neglect , Ill Treatment , Abuse , Torture , Fraud , Starvation , Hate Crime and Murder of disabled people did it ignore? help to cover-up?

    Lets hope that all of those ATOS-CAPITA-BBC fakes ‘Get Some Nuts’.

  3. March 9, 2019 11:56 am

    Shaping Our LivesSpeaking of Fake news… Here’s some good news 🙂 –

    DWP bribed Fake ‘charity’ Disability Rights UK is sacking staff –

    Fake DWP ‘charity’ Disability Rights UK has been blagging cash directly from the DWP, and other Government Departments for years –

    1138585 – DISABILITY RIGHTS UK –

    accounts for financial year ending 31 Mar 2018 –

    Click to access 0001138585_AC_20180331_E_C.pdf

    (Page 26)
    “Government grants £271,500”
    “Government Grants were received from Department of Health, Department of Education and DWP”

    Whilst at the same time the BSing Bribed Fake Criminals Pretend to ‘represent’ disabled people on Government “consultations”.

    (Page 7)

    We have contributed to a number of govemment consultations including the reform of the Mental Health Act, the Blue Badge Scheme and Inclusive Transport proposals. We have also given evidence to a number of parliamentary enquiries including:
    • Work and Pensions Committee inquiry on Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) consultation on supported housing
    • Work and Pensions Committee PIP and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) Assessments inquiry.

    We continue to represent the rights of disabled people through the following forums:
    • Disability Benefits Consortium
    • Tribunals Service Equalities and Engagement Forum (discussing digitalisation of service)
    • DWP Operational Stakeholders Engagement Forum
    • DWP Personal Independence Payment Stakeholders Forum
    • DWP ESA Severe Conditions Working Group
    • Future of Social Security Forum

    The Bribery Act 2010 –

    Perverting The Course of Justice –


    Have you noticed that Fake News is now calling DWP-led organisation Disability Rights UK a “user-led organisation”.

    Strange that there is NO MENTION there that Disability Rights UK gives some of it’s DWP Bribes to Fake News

    List of Fake ‘Charities’ that admits to blagging cash from –

    All Together Now!
    Changing Perspectives
    Choice and Rights Disability Coalition
    Disability North
    Disability Rights UK
    Disability Wales
    Disabled People Against Cuts
    Goss Consultancy
    Inclusion London
    Possability People

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