Today I want to tell you about an amazing young man who came into contact with the Child Brain Injury Trust a few years ago….
Following a head injury and two strokes, Connor started his own charity. He uses his Twitter following of over 5,600, to raise awareness and create positive change for young people like himself that have experienced brain injuries.
Whilst studying at college, with his empathetic nature, he offers support through hospital visits where he supports local young people. As well being a keynote speaker at the House of Lords, through organising various charity events in Hull, Connor has raised over £20,000, leading to the creation of a Sensory Station in Hull, free for children.
Connor is a brilliant ambassador for the Child Brain Injury Trust and is helping us to raise awareness of brain injury in children and young people. It is great to see Connor being recognised for his campaigning, having recently been awarded a Diana Award. Established in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, The Diana Award is the most prestigious accolade a young person aged 9-25 years can receive for their social action or humanitarian work.
We are so proud of how far Connor has come, and we are sure he has a brilliant future ahead of him, we’re looking forward to see what comes next for Connor.