Real stories

Life as a carer: an update from Yasmeen

Back in 2019, Yasmeen wrote about her life as a caregiver to daughter Shakeerah, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour just after her first birthday. During Carers Week 2022, she reflects on some of the continuing challenges she faces.

iPad photography for young children

There are many ways photography can help young children with an acquired brain injury. Amy Wright, Advanced Practitioner – Assistive Technology, shares ways it has been used at The Children’s Trust.

Stroke: Arthur

Arthur was seven months old when he had his first open-heart surgery. Following a complication in surgery Arthur had a stroke. Mum Laura shares their story.

Fall: Emma

In September 2019, teenager Emma fainted at her local GP surgery. Emma hit her head and was immediately admitted to hospital. Mum Joanna shares their story, with help from Emma.

Sports: Spike

In April 2021 Spike had a serious skateboarding accident, falling headfirst into a wall. Mum Carrie shares their story.