Teenager wins bravery award at the 'Life After Stroke' awards

Connor Lynes was 14 when a rugby tackle led to a stroke and left him with a brain injury.  Last night his hard work and determination was marked when he won the Children and Young People’s Courage Award at the Stroke Association 'Life After Stroke' awards.
Stroke awards
The Stroke Association’s ‘Life After Stroke’ awards recognise the achievements of people affected by stroke, celebrating stroke survivors who have shown real determination and spirit and are working hard to raise awareness and hope.  The awards also celebrate the carers, volunteers, professionals and organisations who work so hard to support those affected by stroke. Connor Lynes who has shared his story with the Brain Injury Hub, won the Children and Young People’s Courage Award.  Connor was 14 when a rugby tackle led to a blood clot on his brain stem and left him with a brain injury.  Connor was determined to prove doctors wrong and has made a remarkable recovery.  He now works hard to raise awareness of brain injury and has set up his own fundraising page on Facebook called Team Connor in order to raise awareness of brain injury in sport. You can read more about Connor’s story here.
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