Real life stories

Dominick, who received support from The Brain Charity after experiencing an AVM

Dominick’s AVM story: “I thought I was too young to have a stroke at 24 – The Brain Charity motivated me to keep going”

Dominick learned to walk and talk again following 9-hour brain surgery to remove the arteriovenous

Category: Support groups

Published: 19 April 2022

Pamela's stroke and aphasia story

Pamela’s aphasia story: “I couldn’t speak at all after a stroke – but now I have the confidence to meet new people”

Aphasia affects the ability to speak, understand speech and read and write.

Category: Support groups

Published: 15 March 2021

Kim socialising at The Brain Charity cafe

Kim’s migraine story: “I thought only elderly people had strokes; The Brain Charity gave me a new lease of life”

Kim felt totally alone after she had a stroke before her 34th birthday.

Category: Support groups

Published: 10 November 2021

Jeanie and her family

Jeanie’s brain tumour story: “I was terrified for my family; The Brain Charity helped me regain control”

She thought her symptoms were the menopause - but was then diagnosed with two tumours.

Category: Support groups

Published: 31 March 2021