A few years ago Katie’s daughter Megan (far left) acquired a brain injury after suffering 5 bleeds to the brain following being hit by a car travelling at 41 mph. Katie found out about the Child Brain Injury Trust when she was struggling with Megan at home and decided to get in touch.
At the forefront of our services are our Child and Family Support Coordinators who help parents understand what has happened to their child and what this might mean for the future.
“When Fiona [Regional Child and Family Support Coordinator for the North West] was sent out to us we were given lots of information and I found things that I could never really understand before a lot clearer. It is good to be able to just pick up the phone and ask for advice or just have someone with an understanding to talk to.
I would feel lost if the Child Brain Injury Trust did not exist, I have learned to deal with things in a more positive way and it is also nice to know I am not alone, there are other people out there with the same if not more problems than myself but it is also good to know there are people like the Child Brain Injury Trust out there to help us through the good and the bad times.”
This year we are asking for everyone to share their story with friends and family. We understand that, like Katie, people can feel alone when their child sustains a brain injury, but this doesn’t have to be the case and with your help we can raise awareness of brain injury so people no longer say ‘I had never actually heard of an Acquired Brain Injury’.
So why not hold a coffee morning during Action for Brain Injury Week and share your story whilst raising money for Charity.