jeanesse abelaJeanesse Abela, a remarkable and very wise 39 year old young woman, was born prematurely at 7 months in 1976. Her mother didn’t know she was expecting twins at that time. Jeanesse spent her first three months fighting for her life along with her twin sister, until she got better and was allowed to be taken home.

Everything was going fine until her mother noticed that Jeanesse was different from her twin sister at five months, where her sister could sit down but she could not. Her mother took her to specialists who diagnosed Jeanesse with Celebral Palsy (Athiod type). For Jeanesse this condition meant abnormal movements, stiff muscles and lack of coordination. At this point Jeanesse was referred for physiotherapy to help ease her muscles and improve physically, something she is still doing now. She was also referred to speech therapy to help with speaking clearly and communication, as well as occupational therapy, hydrotherapy to relax her muscles, and also referred for hearing tests due to long distance hearing problems due to the same condition.

At age three first improvements began to show up, as Jeanesse started to attend a special school and with the help of her kindergarten assistants she started sitting down on her own, crawling and doing basic things like playing and interacting with her surroundings. At four years old she also started to say her first words. But the best realisation was at age 6 when her teachers noticed that Jeanesse was ready to join normal children her age! She was immediately accepted both by the new school’s headmistress as well as her classmates. Jeanesse did great at school and gained good results in examinations too. She also took part in the school’s extracurricular activities such as concerts, excursions…

Jeanesse’s mother played a very important role in her success, helping her in schoolwork, homework, and always encouraged her to do what she wished to do, helping her along the way to become independent. Unfortunately her mum passed away 16 years ago, but her dad was still there for her, also doing his best to keep her happy and playing an important role in fighting for her rights while she was still young, but also up till today. Her two siblings also helped Jeanesse whenever she needed. Support in her family was amazing.

jeanesse abelaJeanesse was active in the Girl Guides for 4 years. She attended campings, marched in parades and played roles at school concerts, and was awarded school prizes along the way.

Jeanesse has had some moments of disappointment too, such as losing loved ones, but especially moments where she wasn’t given a chance to do things she knew she was capable of. Her secondary school years proved to bring some more disappointments too since there were times she was bullied by classmates, being ignored by certain school teachers and also other problems as such. However nothing disheartened Jeanesse. In fact she started to understand life more, the more she grew up. She did a lot of things like her own friends did, but she also started to see there were things which had to be different for her.

Success came for Jeanesse when she studied really hard for her O Level exams, without attending any private lessons, yet she passed from 7 subjects with the help of her facilitator at school. She was so happy and proud of her achievements and so were her parents!

After a year out of school, Jeanesse found a job as a clerk with GO. She faced problems at first because there were colleagues who limited Jeanesse with work, thinking she was not capable of doing it all, but Jeanesse proved them wrong. She showed them that having a disability did not limit her capabilities. She has been at this job for over 20 years now and is very happy. She attended courses related to her job, and also managed to pass her ECDL exams too.After her mum passed away, Jeanesse realised that life goes on. She continued to prove to those around her that she wasn’t letting life stopping her from going for what she wanted to do. In fact she went for holidays abroad with family and friends, live-in weekends, concerts, Lourdes, weekends at Dar il-Kaptan, Gozo and much more. She even had the opportunity of doing wall climbing.
Eleven years ago she had a slip disc on her neck which damaged her spinal cord and she stopped walking. She had an operation and spent six weeks at hospital for rehabilitation. She is still on recovery but she keeps on fighting to get her life back.

Some of her best memories up till now were when her sister gave birth to a beautiful boy, who she loves very much. And there was also the moment when her favourite team Juventus came to Malta and she met the players. She flew a Microlight Jet, did tree climbing, water skiing and abseiling.

Jeanesse AbelaOne of the most remarkable things that Jeanesse did was starting a group together with an old school friend, a group with the name LAND: Living Ability Not Disability. This is a nationally recognised NGO since July 2005. Its main aim is to promote inclusion, assistance, education and socialisation for Maltese youths with a physical disability. LAND encourages people to be aware that people with physical disability are like any other person, having the same energy, same ideals, same feelings and eagerness to have fun, to work and to help each other when needed. They want to make government and public and private companies aware of issues that affect persons with disability, such as discrimination, accessibility, work, housing, personal assistants etc.
In order for LAND to continue organising activities, they need financial backing to cover ongoing essential expenses such as transportation costs, hiring of vehicles with tail-lifter, newsletter, communication and participation in local and foreign conferences and seminars, and much more.Although Jeanesse resigned from the committee for personal reasons, she is still actively helping out in a way or another, as this was and always will be ‘her baby’.

Jeanesse still has a lot of aspirations for life, which include traveling, seeing a live popular band overseas, having her own flat and maybe a family of her own.Jeanesse wants the people to understand that one shouldn’t act as if they do not know how to cope with a person with disability as soon as they see one. Having a disability doesn’t mean the person has no heart to love and to feel. Society needs to accept this fact and act more inclusive.

“First see the person, then the disability”, says Jeanesse, and rightfully so!

Thank you Jeanesse for sharing your story with the world!

If you would like to support Jeanesse’s LAND you can send a donation directly as a cheque payable to Living Ability Not Disability. Send your donation at:

Jeanesse Abela LAND Group

Land Group c/o St Anthony No 2,

E.H. Furse,


Morning After Pill in Malta

morning after pill maltaMorning After Pill in Malta is currently causing a debate. Some say it is a non-abortifacient pill which can be taken without any bad consequences while others are saying that this pill does in fact have an abortifacient effect. What are the facts? Let’s go through the details and see what this Morning-After pill is and what it does.

The Morning-After pill works in three different ways:

  1. If taken before ovulation occurs, it delays ovulation by stopping the release of an egg from the ovary
  2. It prevents fertilisation of the egg
  3. It stops an already formed embryo from implanting into the wall of the uterus

With the first option, no fertilisation occurs, so there are no abortifacient effects there. With the second option, fertilisation is also stopped, so once again no abortifacient effects there.

However, with the third option, an already formed and living embryo is discarded as the morning-after pill makes changes into the wall of the uterus to stop the living embryo from implanting there, and so the pregnancy is terminated there.

Science has proven that life starts at conception (when sperm meets the ovum), and not when implantation occurs. And so, when the Morning-After pill stops the living embryo from attaching to the wall of the uterus, a new life is discarded.

So as conclusion, by accepting the morning after pill in Malta, we would be paving the way towards introducing abortion due to this pill’s abortifacient effect.

Madeline Stuart Down Syndrome Model is changing the world with each photoshoot!

Madeline Stuart down syndrome modelHow? See, Madeline Stuart  is no ordinary girl. Madeline, a 19 year old aspiring model from Brisbane, Australia, has Down Syndrome, and as many with this condition struggle with weight, so did she.

However, Maddy two years ago decided that she wanted to chase her lifelong dream of becoming a professional model, and so her amazing journey started. She not only changed her image by becoming healthy and losing weight. She started to change the way that people discriminate those with conditions or disability through her work as a professional model.

One can immediately see how aspiring Madeline Stuart is. She changes the perception of beauty, photo by photo, achievement after achievement. In fact, Madeline Stuart just finished Caspian Fashion week in Russia and she is currently in Uganda working to change people’s perspective on disabilities.

Madeline Stuart is also the ambassador of a dance company for people with disabilities, which you can also help grow through Maddy’s own Go Fund Me page by sending a donation for such a great cause!

Madeline Stuart down syndrome modelAs you can surely agree with me, such a wonderful and amazing young woman surely has behind her a loving and supportive mother, and this mother is none other than Rosanne Stuart. I asked Rosanne to share a message to the mothers of kids with ‘special abilities’ on how to let these wonderful kids explore their full potential, and this is what Rosanne told us…

“I think it is very important that we love and cherish our children but it is more important to let them live, to experience life in a safe and challenging environment. I for one was very overly protective for many years but over time I learnt to let go a little and let Maddy live and make most of her own decisions. When I was 19 I was completely independent and had left home and was living on my own so when I get scared about what Maddy is now wanting to experience I just make sure I consider that she is safe and also the fact she has the same rights as me. She experiences the same feelings of love a excitement so why shouldn’t she also have the experiences I had. My hardest obstacle was when she got a boyfriend but then I realised we all deserve to love and be loved so what right did I have to stop it as long as I knew she was happy and safe” – Rosanne

I also asked Madeline to share a message to those who have a dream but are afraid of not being able to make it come true, and the lovely Madeline replied as follows…

“Don’t ever give up on your dreams, if we don’t dream we will never have anything to look forward to. Life is an adventure of ups and downs and it can all be fun if we don’t give up”- Madeline

I would like to thank Rosanne and Madeline Stuart for sharing such wisdom with us and with the whole World. Maddy, keep on changing the world as you are! You are young, ambitious, talented and amazing in such a unique and wonderful way! Keep on shining!!

And to you reading this, I would like to encourage you to help this amazing shining star by following her on her Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and her own website at




Free Angel Card Reading

Free Angel Card Reading is now being done daily on Facebook!

Free Angel Card Reading

Every day I pick up one card after praying that the Angels provide their guidance to all of you collectively on my group.

If you would like to be part of these daily readings, please click here ==>> FREE Angel Card Readings & More and then click on ‘Join Group’. I will add you to the group as soon as possible.

Many ask “How does the FREE Angel Card Reading work? How can it be relevant to more than just one person?”

This happens because the intention is all that matters, and if I hold the intention that the reading is for the highest good of all the people in the group, then yes it becomes relevant. Additionally, we are all going through the same global energy and so, adding to the intention I hold during the reading, it becomes relevant and understanding by all who see it.

Every now and then, free giveaways will be announced, and every month, from the likes and comments I receive on the daily FREE Angel Card Reading, I will pick up a winner who will receive a personal 3 card past present and future FREE Angel Card Reading!


For instagram users, you can see the daily FREE Angel Card Reading by following me on instagram @Claire_HealYourLifeForever

Thank you for your continued support…much love sent your way <3


Claire Galea Mcse

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FREE Angel Card Reading from November 16th to November 22nd 2015

free angel card reading, free card reading, free angel readingAs we start this upcoming week, some of us are still quite shocked about what happened in Paris. A quick look at the media shows us a whole array of emotions varying from anger to retaliation.
It is for this reason that this week I have prayed to the Angels to give us all a message on how to heal the emotional trauma that most of us are carrying with regards to what happened, to illuminate us on how best to act when confronted with such traumatic events.
Laughter is the best medicine. With this card the Angels are telling us that by sinking into negative emotions, the world will not benefit in any way. In these times where darkness seems to be taking over, the best thing that we can do is to keep positive.
The Angels remind us that we should let nothing dull our sparkle. We have come on earth at this point in time because we have been chosen to keep the flame of hope going.
So this week, instead of letting ourselves sink into the negative drama that is unfolding, let us stay positive. Release any fears to the Angels and ask that they fill you with their loving, compassionate, healing energy so that you can also help in keeping a positive outlook on life no matter what.
May you have a peaceful and healthy week ahead.
Angel blessings and much love to all <3

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