Personal Stories


My life as I knew it changed suddenly and quickly at 8:20 am on 18th October 2006. I suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) when two heavy metal gates came crushing down on to my forehead, severely damaging my Frontal Lobe. The Frontal Lobe part of the brain control or […]

MIKE’S STORY


Having a head injury can be a ticket to hell. Fortunately, it may be a return ticket. My name is Stephen and here is my story. In September 2007 I had a horrific accident. 5 strokes and a cerebral haemorrhage later, and after 23 months agonisingly slow recovery, I am […]

STEPHEN’S STORY


Just over six years ago, I was out training for the Tour of Taranaki road cycling race, and was hit from behind by a car in an 80km/h area. The driver didn’t stop, and the first thing I remember is being in hospital, having my head glued back together. I […]

KEN’S STORY



I had a TBI in 1976 as a result of a severe Motor Vehicle Accident, but let me begin my story a few years earlier. I was born in Kenya and as a result have got their long distance running gene in me. We lived in South Africa when this […]

JOHN’S STORY


I remember the date so well, 8th June 2008. It is the date that for some reason my life was about to take a different journey, from an incident that was over just by the click of the fingers. The actual event itself I still to this day don’t know […]

MY JOURNEY : BY GLENDA RODGER


LEONIE’S STORY Leonie Moxham-Smith received a brain injury when she fell off her horse. She had owned and ridden horses all her life, and cannot recall any details of her accident. All she knows is, the horse she was riding was spooked and took off unexpectedly. When the horse swerved […]

PERSONAL STORY: LEONIE’S STORY