Debbie Deboo
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Mother and Child Friendly Wheelchairs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Evans Apr 15, 2013. 2 Replies

I have a friend who is unable to use her legs so uses a wheelchair and has a baby.  She has brought up the issue again and again of how wheelchairs are not designed for mothers.  She would like a…Continue

GlamSticks, award winning mobility aid designs

Started Nov 14, 2012 0 Replies

About three years ago I started up GlamSticks ( when I was frustrated at the lack of glam crutches on the market having become disabled…Continue


Started Nov 14, 2012 0 Replies

I had an idea and made it into an award winning reality.I got diagnosed with ME about ten years ago.  My life changed beyond recogniton as a result.  I had been a teacher with a successful career and…Continue

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It's Not That I Don't Want To Help Myself

Posted on December 27, 2012 at 17:40 0 Comments

It’s not that I’m being ungrateful for your suggestions, on the contrary I am touched and very grateful that you thought of me and offered support. My apparent lack of willingness to take on these suggestions comes not from not wanting to help myself but just from the fact that over the last ten years I have tried so many things, including the things you suggested and they just don’t work. The most they can offer is maybe more effective illness management. This illness takes so much away…



Posted on November 28, 2012 at 17:05 0 Comments

Before I became ill and to an extent lost my independence I never really worried too much about what was going on around me or about other people.  Oh yes, I sponsored a child in another country and had a direct debit going to Oxfam, belonged to CND and Amnesty International, the usual, but nothing extensive.

Turning first vegetarian and then vegan first began the turn in tide for me when my eyes were opened to the state the world was in and how it was down to each one of us…



Posted on November 23, 2012 at 16:41 0 Comments

Innovation, being the first

the bright idea, a light bulb burst

Putting ideas into action

Happy to recieve positive reaction

Prototypes, test them out,

Take them with you, out and about

Many designs don't make the grade

Despite the hours getting made

Glam up the world is our mission

And GlamSticks has received recognition

National awards and media attention

Positive reviews, too many to mention

Starting off a nationwide trend

Of others…


Buzzing With Ideas Through The Tears

Posted on November 23, 2012 at 0:59 0 Comments

When I am feeling at my lowest, times I refer to as 'the pit' (see earlier blog post) and the pain almost becomes too much to bear, these are the times I am at my most creative and I have a flurry of ideas and outpourings.  Activity from me tends to be very much in bursts lol

Although my poetry appears depressing, it does serve a purpose, it acts as a form of cathartic release and I often feel more at peace if not less in pain after writing something.

This poem was…


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At 10:15 on November 23, 2012, Sharon Farley-Mason said…

The thing is with Glamsticks we don't have to be pushy, quality speaks for itself and our customers come back time and time again, one lady had more than 5 sticks, so that speaks for itself :-) x

At 15:23 on November 15, 2012, bespoken Team said…

Hi Debbie, Great to have you here on bespoken. The GlamSticks look amazing so much better than NHS grey.

Please tell your networks about bespoken, the bigger we are the more influence we have. Our members are always happy to test new products and get involved in the design process let us know if we can help at all.



At 21:55 on November 14, 2012, Debbie Deboo said…

It's great to be here on Bespoken.  I hope it's ok to share the work I have done with GlamSticks and the work which is being continued by Sharon Farley Mason.  Both of us are disabled and I started GlamSticks three years ago when I was frustrated at the lack of disability products out there that looked good.

Thanks for looking at my page x


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