We've tried to include information on this site that will be helpful to families.But there's no replacement for the first-hand experience of families who understand the challenges of caring for a child with an acquired brain injury. We are grateful to the families who have shared their stories here.If you'd like to find more general information about acquired brain injury at any time, you can find it here.If you have a story to share, email us here.
Jade and Elliott
12-year-old Elliott sustained a brain injury after he was hit by a car while walking home from school
Janet and Charlotte
Charlotte sustained a brain injury in a car accident when she was 15
Mikey was diagnosed with a brain tumour just before Christmas 2011 when he was just seven years old.He has undergone three operations to remove the tumour, chemotherapy courses, proton radiotherapy and had a shunt fitted to drain fluid from his brain..
Triplets: Catherine and Ellie and Jo
Debbie Train is a mum to triplet girls. Here she tells us her story; the joy of having her gorgeous triplets, one of whom, Jo, would need lifetime care. But she also tells of her tragedy at losing her husband in an accident which left one of the triplets, Catherine, with a brain injury. Debbie has since watched her determined daughter succeed in so much...
Sam Challenger, from Poole, was 18-years-old when he was involved in a motorcycle accident which left him with a brain injury and a broken back.
This is Jago's story as told by his parents, Lyn and Barney Worrall following a near-drowning accident.
Teni was two-years-old when she was involved in a car accident which left her with spinal and cervical injuries as well as a brain injury.
Katie Hithersay, from London, was left with a brain injury after a cyclist crashed into her, fracturing her skull.
Ethan and Tina
After Ethan complained of headaches and fatigue, he was diagnosed with an ear infection when in fact it was a brain tumour. His mum, Tina, talks about the devestating news and her son's extremely brave journey of recovery.
Clare and Isabella
Isabella Woodfine from Lincoln was playing at the park when an accident left her with a brain injury at 4 years old.
Millie was only 18 months when severe seizures turned out to be encephalitis which resulted in a brain injury. Here her mum Sam De Vere tells their story..
Walk and Die
Kelly Hallett speaks of the dangers of head injuries.
Bethany Sinfield, from Bedfordshire, was 17 when she suffered a stroke leaving her with a brain injury.
Elle Davidson from West Midlands had achieved 12 A* GCSE'S. She was making plans to go to Oxford or Cambridge University when she collapsed with an undiagnosed symptomless condition she’d had and which resulted in a brain injury.
Connor Lynes was 14 when a rugby tackle led to a blood clot on his brain stem and left him with a brain injury.
A kick from a horse left eight-year-old Isaac with a brain injury. Since then Isaac has teamed up with paralympic gold-medalist David Weir and completed his first Para-tri.
Christina Corp was 17 when she was involved in a horrific car accident which resulted in a brain injury. The 28-year-old from Fareham tells us her story of how people wongly treat her as incapable and of her joy at getting married.
Addison and Isabella
Life changed for Katie and her partner when one of their twin girls sustained a brian injury.A journey of sibling support through rehabilitation and recovery.
Barbara and Melissa
Barbara's daughter Melissa was eight years old when she sustained multiple brain injuries in 2009.
Samantha and Chay
Samantha’s son Chay was 14 years old when he suffered an abscess to his right frontal lobe, resulting in a brain injury.
Rhea-Olivia and Sotanis
Rhea-Olivia of East Yorkshire was given a 1% chance of survival after being involved a car accident and sustaining a brain injury aged two.
Teenager Bethany Sinfield woke in the middle of the night unable to swallow. She was having a stroke which resulted in catastrophic brain injury..
Sophie and Deborah & Lee
Sophie sustained a serious brain injury while on holiday in 2013..
Demi and Rhiannon
Demi was only a three weeks old when she contracted neonatal meningitis leaving her profoundly deaf.
Christine and Rory
Rory was 12 when he susatined a brain injury after being kncoked down by a van. Christine explains how life has changed for the family.
Kellie and Hayley
She is in vegetative state and Kellie has become familiar with her daughter's emotions and signs of what she needs, although she cannot communicate by talking.
Judy and Joshua
Joshua developed a brain injury following chickenpox when he was two years old.
Shaheela and Labeebah
Labeebah was hit by a car as a toddler and is continuing to reocover three years on
Daisy: a Q&A session with youngster about her brain injury
Daisy, now nine, suffered a stroke and brain injury during heart surgery as a toddler
Liz developed encephlaitis shortly after finishing university which left her with a brain injury
Jamie and Teresa
Jamie suffered a brain injury after being knocked down. His mum, Teresa describes their since the accident
Ann and Charlotte
Ann’s daughter Charlotte had a brain haemorrhage whilst on holiday with her family.
Katie and Molly
Katie’s daughter Molly has a rare condition called PHACE syndrome.
Vic and Tom
Vic’s grandson Tom was involved in a road traffic accident and sustained a traumatic brain injury.
John and Josh
John’s son Josh was involved in road traffic accident when he was nine.
Karen and Paul
Karen and Marks’s son Paul had a brain haemorrhage when he was nine.
Stephen and Sam
Stephen and Brenda's daughter Sam was involved in a traffic accident when she was 17.
Gretchen and Chas
A skiing accident in France left Gretchen's son Chas with a brain injury when he was 11
Mark and Ryan
Mark's son Ryan was hit by a van as he was cycling to work when he was 16.
Chris and Geraint
Geraint was 11 when he suffered an asthma attack which resulted in an acquired brain injury.
Sam sustained his brain injury aged seven when he was involved in a motocross accident.
Melissa Theo and Xander
Theo and Xander both have complex needs which include acquired brain injury from when they were very young
Mike from Australia sustained a brain injury after an assault 10 years ago when he was 19 years old.