Stories About Living With A Brain Injury

This is our selection of personal experiences and stories of recovery and hope following brain injury by brain injury survivors .

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Derek’s Story Story

Cathal’s Story

Rebecca’s Story

David’s Story

Other Real Life Stories

My Munster Rugby Experience

My name is Christy and I am a participant on Headway’s Vocational training Programme. As part of my rehabilitation I recently spent time volunteering with Munster Rugby. I was supported by Facilities Manager Ian Dunne and as well as Steve and Mick. Since my brain injury I am not feeling very confident when communicating with new people, though the lads soon made me feel at home. I helped with many tasks including putting out flags, padding out, changing hoarding sings…

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A Second Chance – Jane’s Story

Janes story

It’s everyone’s nightmare to fall seriously ill whilst away from home. But this is exactly what happened to Jane. In conversation with Headway, Jane talks about how she came to emerge from a life threatening experience, survived neurosurgery and rebuilt her life one step at a time. Headway (HW): You were on holiday in Greece, is that right? Jane: That’s right. I was on holiday on a small island in Greece, and I just started having white spots in front…

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