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“Aged 13, I awoke one September morning to find my spine had double-curved:” How exercise changed my life:

Niamh O’Donoghue on finding her way back to exercise after near paralysis

“Niamh, the next time I see you you’re getting a slap!”

It’s my mother on a WhatsApp video call. She’s in the clothing section of Dunnes Stores, her face wizzes left-to-right on the camera as she juggles between holding the phone at eye level and the new garb she’s buying.

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