Real stories

Brain tumour: Maisie

In January 2016, 10-year-old Maisie was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Mum Dawn shares their story from months in hospital through to recent rehabilitation at The Children’s Trust.

Brain tumour: Jake

In January 2019, 16-year-old Jake had an operation to remove a brain tumour. When he woke up, he couldn’t walk or talk. Mum Bal shares their story.

Fall: Milo

In July 2017, Milo and another child collided during playtime, banging their heads together at speed. Mum Verity shares their story.

RTA: Bertie

Days before the first lockdown, 12-year-old Bertie was hit by a car resulting in a brain injury. Mum Emily tells us about her son’s recovery.

Infection: Thomas

In December 2019, Thomas was admitted to hospital with sepsis, later confirmed to be caused by Bird Flu. He went into cardiac arrest resulting in a brain injury. Mum Rayna shares their story.