Real life stories

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Ian’s Huntington’s Disease story

Ian passed away after failings in his care. The Brain Charity supported his family.

Category: Info & advice

Published: 30 March 2022

Paul’s subarachnoid haemorrhage story: “I had to relearn how to walk and fell into debt. The Brain Charity was a breath of fresh air”

Single dad Paul couldn't work after his subarachnoid brain haemorrhage and got into debt.

Category: Info & advice

Published: 28 April 2022

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: Info & advice

Published: 19 April 2022

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: Info & advice

Published: 1 November 2021

Lindsey's Multiple Sclerosis story header

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: Info & advice

Published: 21 September 2021

Graham with his daughter Joanne, aged 19, who visited him in hospital before her end of school prom

Graham’s brain haemorrhage story: “I went from working in intensive care to being there myself”

Graham, 58, started his career as a pharmacist at The Walton Centre.

Category: Info & advice

Published: 31 August 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: Info & advice

Published: 15 March 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: Info & advice

Published: 31 March 2021

Fundraiser Marie, who learned to walk again after a brain tumour and is now running the London Marathon for The Brain Charity

Marie’s brain tumour story: “I said goodbye to my newborn daughter and had to learn to walk again”

The new mum found out she had a golf ball-sized meningioma after giving birth.

Category: Info & advice

Published: 22 March 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: Info & advice

Published: 30 March 2021