Real stories

Anxiety through Covid

Kavita had a subarachnoid brain haemorrhage in 2015. She now uses her experience to support others with brain injuries through blogging and giving motivational talks in schools and for charity.

Becoming a mum after brain injury

Becki was 14 when she sustained a brain injury after being knocked down. She talks candidly about how her brain injury affected her periods, relationships and starting a family.

Sebby’s Adventure

Joanna’s six-year-old son, Sebby, has an undiagnosed disability. She tells us how surgery has made a difference to the pain Sebby experienced because of spasticity, and why she has launched a petition urging for fairer inclusion for disabled children.

Neonatal brain injury: Chloe

Chloe sustained a brain injury at birth and was given a 50% chance of survival. She has cerebral palsy, epilepsy and other health conditions. Her mum, Joanne, shares their story.

ADEM: Mollie

Mollie was three years old when she became ill. What started as a seemingly nasty virus, quickly turned out to be her parents’ worst nightmare. Mum Ceri shares their story.

Left in Lockdown

Bal explains how the pandemic has impacted her 17-year-old son Jake’s recovery from a brain injury. She has shared her story as part of the Disabled Children's Partnership campaign #LeftInLockdown.