Real stories

Stroke: Issy

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. 

Road traffic accident: Madison

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.

Epilepsy: Jacob

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’.

Stroke: Lily

Lily had a stroke during the first national lockdown – mum Natalie talks about the day itself, hospital and rehabilitation at The Children’s Trust.