Brain injury victim trains for the London Marathon

Jaxx Cave had part of her shattered skull removed after she was hit by a bus.

The 41-year-old has astonished doctors with her recovery after ten months in hospital. She has learned to walk, talk and feed herself again with the help of a specialist rehabilitation programme. Having had to give up her job after the accident in 2010, Jaxx has secured a seven-figure care package which will cover her continued rehab and loss of earnings as her injuries rule out any future paid employment. Now she is in marathon training and hoping to raise £2,000 for the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in Putney. Jaxx, who lives in Bath, said: “Doctors originally said I wouldn’t survive but I have been determined to get my life back on track and live as independently as possible.” Her solicitor, Sarah Griggs, of Irwin Mitchell, said: “Jaxx’s recovery is testament to the impact of early rehabilitation, which can make a huge difference to head- injury victims and shows that when services are readily available it truly helps people to get the most out of life.” Read the full story here. Find out more about the London Marathon in this London Marathon facts blog.
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