Real stories

Stroke: Harry

At the age of 16, Harry was diagnosed with a carotid artery dissection (damage to the arteries in the neck), possibly due to an old rugby injury. His mother Roz shares his story.

Abscess: Rhodri

At age seven Rhodri was misdiagnosed as ‘not’ having an ear infection; the infection went on to cause a brain abscess on the temporal lobe. Mum Clare shares their experience.

Road traffic accident: Charlotte

Charlotte sustained a brain injury seven years ago, aged 15, when the car she was travelling in was hit by another car. Her mother, Janet, shares their story.

Road traffic accident: Elliott

Elliot sustained a brain injury when he was hit by a car while walking home from school. His mother, Jade, shares their story.

Road traffic accident: Sam C

Sam, from Poole, was 18 years old when he was involved in a motorcycle accident which left him with a brain injury and a broken back.

Fall: Isabella

Isabella, 4, was playing on a bridge when her friend picked her up. The pair fell and Isabella hit her head on the floor. Isabella's mum, Clare, shares her experience.