“In March 2015 I was taken into A&E suffering a life threatening illness which could have had a very different outcome to where I am today. At the age of 38 I had a subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). I have used my experience to be able to influence others by raising awareness of SAH, and turning a negative experience into a positive one, as I understand that I am a very lucky individual to have survived with no long-term serious effects. It has given me a purpose to take charge of who I am and what I want to do with my life. I have created video blogs to give an understanding and explain the severity of a brain haemorrhage, and how this affects friends and family, not just the individual that has suffered. I have done talks on radio, at schools and at the Royal College of Surgeons in London to share my experiences. Also to give hope and not ‘give up’.
I’m currently Vice President of a multi-national organisation and also now proud to be a Trustee for the Brain & Spine Foundation. I am author of Room 23 Surviving a Brain Haemorrhage where 10% of profits go to the Brain and Spine Foundation.”
Sharing your story helps drive positive change for people affected by neurological conditions. We like to share the experiences of real people who are using, fundraising or volunteering for our services to help raise awareness of neurological conditions.
There are many ways to share your story with us – in written format, as a video recording or an audio recording, we even have people share their story through artwork. It’s up to you which you most feel comfortable with.
To share your story, get in touch with us. We’d love to hear from you.