Real stories

Stroke: Sofia-Rose

Five-year-old Sofia-Rose had a stroke at birth but faces challenges with a smile on her face and enjoys school, fashion and spreading awareness. Mum Sarah shares their story.

Spreading out the Christmas gifts

Dad Mike shares his family's tradition of opening Christmas presents over a couple of days – and explains why it works for his son and siblings.

Stroke: Elizabeth

At the age of 13, Elizabeth collapsed following a severe headache. She had suffered a stroke. Five years on, her mum, Danielle, talks about the impact on the family.

Horse riding and acquired brain injury

Riding isn’t just fun there are many physical and social benefits. Riding for the Disabled Association coach, Sarah, and specialist occupational therapist, Ruth, explain.

Alfie: 20 years on

Alfie was left with severe brain injuries after he was knocked down by a car aged 10. 20 years on he tells us about life as a Football Coach.