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.
Following surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, Tyler was doing well and returned to school, although she was left with a serious brain injury. As Tyler moved to secondary school, her difficulties with memory, fatigue, concentration and balance became more apparent. She felt increasingly isolated and was quickly losing confidence. The Brain Injury Community Service (BICS) supported Tyler with secondary school, ensuring she received the right assistance in class and input from local therapy teams so that she continued to improve.
In the hope that it will help children and young people experiencing similar difficulties, Tyler and her mum Liz appear in the film as illustrated characters accompanied by a personal recording of their experiences. The video explains the Brain Injury Community Service, delivered by The Children’s Trust, which offers children with acquired brain injury free clinical screening, advice and onward referral after they have been discharged from hospital and at key stages of childhood.