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Reviews of Hazel’s Talks

Here are comments made by people who have heard Hazel speak to groups.

“Your talk was moving”

“Your talk was candid, captivating and moving.”
Ben Webb, People Development Officer, MND Association

“Hazel’s talk was incredibly inspirational”

“I found Hazel’s talk incredibly inspirational. It will stay with me for a long time, and I feel it’s genuinely changed my outlook on life. A massive thank you to Hazel who has suffered the biggest loss a person can and channelled this into helping others. I will definitely be reading her book.”
Emily Cox, Social Media Officer, MND Association

“One of the most interesting talks”

“Thank you so much for delivering one of the most interesting talks that we have enjoyed at Leek Wootton.”
Brian Wilson, Chairman, Kenilworth Probus 1

“Interesting, instructive and packed with your personal integrity”

“Many congratulations and thanks for your excellent presentation this afternoon. It was very informative, interesting, instructive and packed with your personal integrity.”
Rev. Anthony Swaby, Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care, Palliative Care Centre, Walsall

“Incredibly beneficial to hear the perspective of the carer”

“Thank you so much for your inspiring, informative talk. I found it incredibly beneficial to hear the perspective of the carer through navigating services involved from the moment of diagnosis. It was fantastic to hear of all the joyful experiences you were able to share over the months following Alan’s diagnosis.”
Alexandra Proctor, Specialist Occupational Therapist, Community Palliative Care Therapy Team, Walsall Palliative Care Centre

“From start to finish it was a brilliant experience to work with Hazel”

“Hazel spoke at our educational study day aimed at dietitians working in neurosciences. She gave us such a heartfelt and inspirational insight into her and Alan’s experiences of living with MND. It was a great opportunity for us to reflect on what our patients and their loved ones are facing and the importance of empathising with this in our practice. From start to finish it was a brilliant experience to work with Hazel – we met before the study day to talk through our audiences and aims and Hazel tailored her talk to this perfectly. I’m sure all those there will have taken a lot away from the session.”
Sally Thomas, Secretary, British Dietetic Association Neurosciences Specialist Group

“I could tell the room was gripped”

“Your talk was awesome and I could tell the room was gripped.”
Sean White, NIHR Doctoral Fellow, Department of Neuronscience, University of Sheffield

“You are an inspiration to many”

“I found your talk incredibly moving and it’s so insightful to hear how things were for you both. You are an inspiration to many and we are so grateful that you are helping to raise awareness and dispel some of the myths associated with hospice care.”
Holly Kerrigan, Head of Marketing and Communications, Myton Hospices

“Her talk was certainly captivating and moving.”

“Hazel’s talk was one of the highlights of our day’s training course as she presented to volunteers and health care professionals who all currently support people living with MND and their carers. Her talk was certainly captivating and moving, but was also inspiring, and I think motivating for her audience.”
Brian Senior, Area Support Co-ordinator, MND Association

“The sheer power of love over the utmost adversity.”

“The love just shone from you last night and that is what will stay with me about your talk. The sheer power of love over the utmost adversity.”
June Mole, Solihull

“I think they will become better medics as a result”

“Thank you for the most amazing Master Class last night (11th April 2023). You spoke with such power and honesty. As you can see from the attached feedback, the students and some of our senior guests gained so much from listening to you.

What shone through your story was the incredible commitment you gave to your husband and how well you worked together as a team. I am imagining that there were many very difficult times but your determination to make the best of an incredibly awful situation was so inspiring.

I think that many of the students who are interested in a career in medicine will become better medics as a result of hearing your story”.
Jill Fraser, CEO and co-founder, Kissing it Better –

“They enjoyed the session so much”

“I was very moved by your thoughts and story and I know every single one of us will take away a lot from it.

I’ve shared the recording and several people have already recommended other members of staff watch it as they enjoyed the session so much.”
Anna Perry, Speciality Doctor, Marie Curie Hospice, West Midlands

“Inspiring but also very emotional listening”

“I’d just like to say that I found it so inspiring but also very emotional listening to your learning at lunchtime session earlier. It’s hard to believe what you went through and the way you have turned that into a positive is incredible.

Even after working here for 11 years you have taught me things about the hospice movement that I didn’t know or appreciate as I have never been on the other side of our services in the way you have. Thank you for being such an advocate for Marie Curie and all of the other causes you champion.”
Amy McNaughton-Brown, Marie Curie Hospice, Solihull

“A lasting impact on everyone”

“Yesterday we hosted the first New Starter Induction Day of 2023, where we welcomed 13 fresh faces to the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association who have joined us over the past few months.

The day plays a pivotal role in our induction process, allowing new starters to gain a deeper understanding of the different teams and functions within the Association. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to network and build relationships with peers.

During the day, we were lucky enough to be joined by Hazel Carter, award-winning author of the inspiring book “Life’s Good, it’s the disease that’s the problem.”

Hazel gave a moving and candid talk about her experience caring for her husband who sadly died from MND, which I am sure will leave a lasting impact on everyone in the room. Thank you for sharing your story, and we look forward to reading your book when it is released on June 21 – Global MND Awareness Day.”
Posted on LinkedIn 03.05.23 by Ben Webb, People Development Officer, MND Association