Norman: “I just couldn’t take anymore. I sat there weeping and couldn’t stop”

Norman: “I just couldn’t take anymore. I sat there weeping and couldn’t stop”

Asking for help is not an idea that comes naturally to Norman Meechan. A Scottish firefighter who spent 31 years with the service, he had always thought he could manage by himself without having to trouble anyone. But when his wife, Shonah, had a stroke and he later developed Parkinson’s Disease, it took him having a nervous breakdown before he realised how important it is to let others help you.

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