Real life stories

Paul began volunteering at \the Brain Charity following his diagnosis with motor neurone disease

Paul’s Motor Neurone Disease story: “The spirit of community at The Brain Charity makes me feel better about life”

Paul's MND means he can't work - he now volunteers at The Brain Food Cafe.

Category: Welfare benefits

Published: 1 November 2021

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Lindsey’s MS story: “Diagnosis was like falling into a hole – The Brain Charity’s help was life-changing”

Lindsey was diagnosed with MS in October 2020.

Category: Welfare benefits

Published: 21 September 2021

The Brain Charity supported Sarah following a traumatic brain injury

Sarah’s brain injury story: “My head turned 180 degrees – The Brain Charity freed me from staring at four walls”

Doctors thought her dystonia and FND were a muscle injury or slipped disc.

Category: Welfare benefits

Published: 15 March 2021

Ian was supported by The Brain Charity following a traumatic brain injury

Ian’s brain injury story: “I forgot my wife and kids after I was brutally attacked by a stranger on Christmas Eve”

The dad-of-three was punched to the floor and hit his head on the kerb.

Category: Welfare benefits

Published: 15 March 2021

Stephen says The Brain Charity was a life saver

Stephen’s COVID-19 story: “It’s no exaggeration to say The Brain Charity was a life saver”

During the COVID-19 pandemic, The Brain Charity's weekly call was his only social interaction.

Category: Welfare benefits

Published: 30 June 2021

Sam on a fatigue day

Sam’s ADHD story: “I was lurching from crisis to crisis; The Brain Charity put my mind at ease”

Her Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder meant she struggled financially.

Category: Welfare benefits

Published: 30 March 2021

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Gerard’s stroke story: “I was left with nothing, but The Brain Charity saved me from going under”

He was left in desperation, fearing his home would be repossessed.

Category: Welfare benefits

Published: 30 March 2021