in April 1996 our son at the age of 14 suffered a serious brain injury following a road traffic accident. A road traffic policeman's daughter ran her car into him and it was thought at the time it was going to be a fatality and so a police accident investigation took place! Our son survived thank goodness after dying three times and being revived in the ambulance on the way to hospital! We are very bitter about the circumstances because we know the driver was speeding and she was never, breathalysed or charged and the witness statements and police investigation files mysteriously disappeared ( police corruption ????)
Our son was in a coma for 11 weeks and in hospital a total of 15 weeks.... A very traumatic time for us all and he had to re learn everything!!
However after intense hard work from our son and ourselves he went on to to
gain 10 GCSEs and 3 A levels as well as a degree! He is an absolute miracle!
He is now married to our very caring and understanding Daughter in Law and he is working too which we never thought would be a possibility for him!
He continues to have many problems on a daily basis .... permanent double vision, right side hemaparesis, short term memory problems and organisational problems to name but a few but he continues to be a very positive wonderful son and we are so grateful he is still here with us!!!
For those people in the early stages of recovery be positive and enjoy lots of stimulation and physiotherapy and be patient!!! The brain does have amazing powers of recovery and we hope our story will help you through your tough times and you have a positive outcome!!! Keep strong!!!!