Girl falls down stairs on take me out
Girls Fall Down by Maggie HelwigSelected as the 2012 Title for One Book Toronto
A girl faints in the Toronto subway. Her friends are taken to the hospital with unexplained rashes; they complain about a funny smell in the subway. Swarms of police arrive, and then the hazmat team. Panic ripples through the city, and words like poisoning and terrorism become airborne. Soon, people are collapsing all over the city in subways and streetcars and malls, always prompted, they say, by some unidentifiable odour.
Alex was witness to this first episode. He’s a photographer: of injuries and deaths, for his job at the hospital, and of life, in his evening explorations of every nook and cranny of the city. Alex is a diabetic, now facing the very real possibility of losing his sight, and he’s determined to create a permanent vision of his city through his camera lens. As he rushes to take advantage of his dying sight, he encounters an old girlfriend – the one who shattered his heart in the eighties, while she was fighting for abortion rights and social justice and he was battling his body’s chemical demons. But now Susie-Paul is fighting her own crisis: her schizophrenic brother has been missing for months, and the streets of Toronto are more hostile than ever.
Maggie Helwig, author of the critically lauded Between Mountains, has fashioned a novel not of bold actions but of small gestures, showing how easy and gentle is the slide into paranoia, and how enormous and terrifying is the slide into love. This is a remarkable novel: romantically and politically charged, utterly convincing in its portrait of our individual and societal instability, and steadfast in its faith in redemption.
Mum-of-two died falling down stairs two days after posting emotional Mother's Day message
It is one of those conventions that you'll frequently see in movies: a woman falls down a flight of stairs, ends up in hospital, but eventually and usually dramatically loses her baby. But are situations like this merely a cinematic device, or do miscarriages actually happen this way? The female body is built to withstand a certain amount of minor trauma when carrying an embryo or fetus. Generally speaking, a fall during the first trimester will not lead to miscarriage. At this stage in the pregnancy, the uterus sits low in the pelvis and is well protected by the mother's pelvic bones. Because of the uterus's position and the size of the fetus itself, falling down stairs or experiencing similar trauma is unlikely to hurt the baby.
The Huddersfield-based pianist squealed with embarrassment as he dashed off stage for his final round task on tonight's ITV show. Yet his slip up didn't put paid to a prospective trip to Fernandos, and the sharply-dressed musician was forced to choose between fellow brunettes Nicola and Rebecca. Despite Rebecca insisting "no one had seen his fall", it was Nicola, who looked stunning in a red dress, who was chosen. Witty host Paddy shouted "don't trip up! His blunder didn't go unnoticed by show fans, who quickly took to Twitter to have a giggle at his expense.
Rosaleen Haughney, 44, leaves behind two young children, Jack, 11, and Rosie, eight, following her tragic death in March. A mum who posted an emotional Mother's Day message urging others to cherish the occasion died falling down the stairs two days later. Rosaleen Haughney, also known as Rose, tragically fell down the stairs at her home in Coventry, West Midlands, on March 13, loved ones say. A "hardworking" and "caring" mother-of-two, she sadly never regained consciousness, her family said in a heartrending GoFundMe tribute. A fundraising page has been set up to raise money for Rose's two young children, Jack, 11, and Rosie, eight, following her death aged Tragically, one of Rose's final Facebook posts described how hard she found Mother's Day without her own mum, who she said survived five brain tumours. She wrote on the evening of Mothering Sunday: "Ed Sheeran's new song supermarket flowers hits a nerve when you no longer have your mum
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A MUM has died after after falling down stairs and hitting her head on a table in a freak accident at her parents' house on Mother's Day. Teacher Lynn Browne, 40, was rushed to hospital after she slipped and fell at the home in Drogheda, Ireland. Ms Browne is understood to have earlier been out celebrating her 40th birthday before she returned to her parents' house. Cllr Smith told the newspaper: "We understand she slipped on the stairs and hit her head. They went out earlier in the evening and came back to the house. Ballymakenny College, where Ms Browne was an art teacher and assistant principal, has said her death is a "terrible tragedy" for her family, school and the community. Devastated principal Alan Mynes said: "We learned this morning of the death of our beloved colleague and teacher, Lynn Browne.