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.
Teenager Floss was out celebrating her birthday in May 2019 when she sustained a severe brain injury as a passenger in a car accident. Dad Robin shares their story.
The theme of this year’s Action for Brain Injury Week is seeing the ‘hidden me.’ It aims to raise awareness of how hidden disabilities can make day-to-day life more challenging and ask for more understanding and respect for seemingly invisible disability.
Almost three years after a speedway racing accident left him with a serious brain injury, teenager Sam shares what life is like now, and how he manages the more hidden effects of his injury.
In February 2020, 9-year-old Zachary was on his way home from school with his family when their car was involved in a serious accident. Mum Katharine shares their story.
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.
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.
In 2005, Saqlain sustained a brain injury in a car accident. Last year he was awarded his PhD in Cell Biology by Brunel University London. Saqlain shares his story and tips.
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.
In April 2021 Spike had a serious skateboarding accident, falling headfirst into a wall. Mum Carrie shares their story.