Joanna is mum to 7-year-old Sebby who has an undiagnosed disability. Her blog covers the challenges they face regarding access, schooling and friendships – but also the positives for the family.
When Lisa’s friends drifted away because ‘they felt awkward’ following her son Alby’s brain injury, she put together some rules of all the things she felt friends should know and try and abide by.
In 2015, 15-year-old Lewis was left with a brain injury. Now aged 21, Lewis shares his experience of school, college and university.
In June 2018, eight-year-old Issy had a severe ischemic stroke caused by a blockage cutting off the blood supply to the brain. Mum Candice shares their story.
Brittney was walking to school with her sister when she was involved in a serious road traffic accident that resulted in a brain injury. Mum Pat shares their story.
A car accident in 2017 left Madison with a brain injury. Mum Georgette talks about Madison’s recovery at The Children’s Trust and further rehabilitation back at home through the Brain Injury Community Service.
Parents tell us how fatigue affects their child and share their advice on what can help.
Jacob had surgery in March 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic meant recovery time in hospital was cut short and Jacob had to return home. Jacob was offered rehabilitation at The Children’s Trust – mum Katie describes it as ‘life-changing’.
Lily had a stroke during the first national lockdown – mum Natalie talks about the day itself, hospital and rehabilitation at The Children’s Trust.
Lewis, aged 13, has had a number of strokes since the age of seven and a brain haemorrhage in 2019. Mum Sharon shares their story.