Every year in London there are more than 40,000 hospital admissions for brain injury. Most are caused by road traffic accidents, assaults and falls. 14,000 are for stroke.
This site tells the stories of survivors in their own words: who they were, what happened to them and who they are now.
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"You wake up early in the morning, and by the end of the day your life has changed."
"People say, “Oh, it was a dream”, but I don’t acknowledge it as a dream. It was a memory – a real memory. "
"The three things I thought were out of my reach - a family, a home, and a job - I've now attained them."
"If I can help one person to know that you can get better, that's alright with me"
"The band came to the hospital to see if I could still sing"
"My son asked the neurosurgeon, 'would you recommend this for your own mother?'"