Children's stories


Megan's story

Music is a big part of Megan's life and because she has Rett Syndrome it is one of the main ways that she communicates with those around her. During music therapy classes she has learnt that by hitting something or banging a drum she can let others know that she would like more of what she is listening to.

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Ethan and mum

Ethan's story

When Ethan was diagnosed with a brain tumour our lives turned upside down, explains mum Tina. The operation to remove a grade five tumour went well, but later Ethan developed 'cerebellar mutism' and 'posterior fossa syndrome' – he couldn't speak and didn't have any control over his body.

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Tyler and mum

Tyler's story

Tyler, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in September 2013, has appeared in a special animated film by The Children’s Trust aimed at helping children with brain injury get the support they need in their community. 

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Seb and twin brother Ben

Seb's story

Seb was nine years old when he suffered life-threatening injuries, falling from the exit door of a double decker coach on the way back from a rugby tournament. He suffered multiple injuries including damage to his brain and sight loss. 

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