It’s nearly Hallowe’en, and we love that all the magazines have brought out spooky specials this week. There are loads of creepy decorating tips, stomach-churning recipes, and haunted tales to enjoy – so make sure you hit the newsagents! One of our clients, Kirsten, seized the scary time of year as a chance to tell her own spine-chilling story. Read more below… if you dare…
GHOST KIDNAPPED MY GROOM – ON WEDDING NIGHT!
Kirsten, 29, couldn’t wait to spend her wedding night in a romantic suite at a fairytale castle – despite rumours it was haunted. But on the night, as they searched for their honeymoon suite, she lost her groom – and spent a terrifying two hours alone, trapped in the ghostly castle. Unable to find her new husband, Kristen was forced to spend her wedding night in her in-laws’ room, as ghouls spoiled her fairytale plans. She told her spooky story to Love It! magazine.
ALSO PUBLISHED THIS WEEK…
LOST 11 STONE, TO SAVE MY BRAIN!
Joanne, 37, started piling on the pounds when she met husband Alistair, happily tucking into meals out and treats on the sofa. At 20 stone and a size 22 she dismissed gastric surgery because of the risks… but then she fell ill. Her size had caused fluid to build up on her brain, and without treatment she could be left blind. So Joanne had a gastric bypass in February 2011 and is now a trim, and much more healthy, size 12. She told her story to Pick Me Up magazine.
MY STROKE HORROR: GLAM TO GRAN — AT 24
Stunning Sam, 26, was a glamorous party girl — until she suffered a devastating stroke on the night of her husband’s 30th birthday party. On the brink of death, she had half her skull removed but clung to life thanks to the love of Mark – and their baby daughter, Jessica. Gone are Sam’s model-looks after she went from glam to gran overnight. But Mark, now her carer, loves her more than ever. The couple told their inspiring story to Take A Break magazine.
STROKE AT 19, WHILE CLIMBING EVEREST
Becky, 20, dreamed of adventure and was determined to reach the summit of Everest before the end of her teenage years. During an attempt in spring 2011, aged 19, she suffered a stroke in her sleep which caused half her body to shut down – at 20,000ft. In spite of doctors’ and parents’ fears she returned to the mountain and was the youngest British woman ever to reach the summit. We helped Becky to share her story with the Mail Online, before getting her a deal with Pick Me Up magazine too.
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