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Richard Gallon


I arrived from Madrid , Spain to the UK IN 1977, I originally came to get my English qualification to enable my work as a steward for  Iberia Airlines. I ended up working my way up the ladder in various catering establishments before buying restaurants… Read More »Joe


I was a lecturer in a school of nursing-Iraq.I was the Founder and Secretary General of the Iraqi Centre for Transparency & Anti corruption (ICTAC).  I stood as a candidate as MP for the first post-2003 parliamentary Election in Iraq . In 2007, I was… Read More »Jawad


Hi my name is Pauline. I was a nurse before I had my stroke. I live in London.  I thought I had lost everything when I had a Stroke but thanks to Odysseys and Rosetta Life who made me useful again by dancing, doing more exercise… Read More »Pauline


After school I became a gardener for Haringey borough council and then Glendale the company that had the grounds maintenance contract for St James/Green Park. Where I was cleared to work in Downing St garden In 1994 I gave up being a gardener to become… Read More »Gareth


I am a double award-winning artist from the South West of Ireland. I have a 2:1 in sculpture and one in fine Art printing. I got a distinction and I was given an award for further studies from the Irish American fund for further studies.… Read More »Lil


I was a plumber and an engineer working for a Reading based company for 16 years – I was working there at the time of my stroke (2015). I’m now retired and have recently become a great grandfather. I found Odysseys through the Stroke club and… Read More »Tony

Edilane & Fernando

I’m Edilane, I was born in Brazil, when I was 19, I moved to Portugal. In 2009, I met Fernando, Portuguese by nationality, my garden and the love of my life. I wasn’t sure about it because of all the differences between us, culture, age,… Read More »Edilane & Fernando