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Take a look at some of the stories from people who we support at Headway Leicester.

One of the best ways to deal with the stress of a brain injury is to get your story heard, or to read the perspectives of thousands of others who are going through the same challenges as you. 


Whether you’re a survivor, a carer, friends and family, or if you just simply wish to learn more about brain injury from those who experience it first hand. 

Explore their inspirational stories below.


If you would like your to share your story then please get in touch with us.

Credit: BBC East Midlands Today

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John’s Story

John had a CVA (stroke) on the 31st May 2014. Staff from the Leicester General hospital Early
Supported Discharge Service recommended Headway.

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Sash’s Story

Sash suffered a heart attack in November 2019, which led him to sustain his brain injury. Four months later, COVID-19 imposed a national lockdown which nearly jeopardised his recovery.

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Steve’s Story

Steve suffered a severe stroke in November 2012 when he was just 56 years old, affecting mobility on his right side. He suffers with Aphasia and Dyspraxia which means he is unable to communicate verbally and his ability to spell, write and understand some commands has also been dramatically reduced.

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James’s Story

James celebrated four years sober in July 2020 after he sustained an acquired brain injury back in 2016. He attends Headway twice a week and is also one of Headway Leicester’s Trustees.

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