Heartbreaking footage captures a rare disease which turns a mum's body into a human statue leaving her afraid to hug and kiss her children. Violent tremors engulf Georgie Weatherley up to 20 times a day before her muscles spasm, then stiffen, to hold her in a vice-like grip. The mum-of-two, 30, suffers from stiff-person syndrome (SPS), a one-in-a-million autoimmune disease of the nervous system.
Distressing footage shows the moment a rare disease turns a mum's body into a human statue leaving her scared to be around her kids . Georgie Weatherley suffers violent tremours up to 20 times a day as her muscles go into an intense spasm before stiffening to hold her in a vice-like grip. The mum-of-two says her rare condition leaves her afraid to kiss and hug her own kids while she also fears becoming a 'permanent statue'.
A mum has shared intimate details of the heartbreaking Christmas Day tradition her family perform every year by the graveside of the three-week-old baby she lost. Every December 25 since little Halle Weir's death from heart problems on July 17 2014, they gather in their pyjamas around a Christmas tree in their local cemetery. Her mum Sarah-Jane Malcolm, 31, and dad Cammy Weir, 26, take a 5ft pine tree to her graveside on December 1 - decorating it with tinsel, baubles and fairylights.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".