Survivor Stories

Reader submitted brain injury stories to help spread awareness and educate society about brain injury. Brave survivors (like you!) can submit your survivor story here

We hope that these stories will be shared to help spread brain injury awareness to those who are unaware of the symptoms, what it’s like to live with a brain injury, the hidden disability that comes with it and the day-to-day lives of brain injury survivors. We also hope that other survivors read these so they can understand what’s happened to them and to let them know that they are not alone.

Shelley and Taylor’s Story

Mother and Daughter both suffered brain injuries at home due to carbon monoxide poisoning

Elliot’s Story

Suffered an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) when he was only 9 years old

Joanne’s Story

Suffered a seizure, a large mass (grade 1 brain tumour) was found on her brain

Joanna’s Story

Suffered a concussion after falling down the stairs, later tests revealed she’d had a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Randy’s Story

Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) after cycling 200 yards without a helmet

Sandy’s Story

Suffered a concussion that caused a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) after a car crash that wasn’t her fault

Brittany’s Story

Suffered an Epidural Haematoma after a fall down the stairs

Emily’s Story

Suffered a whip-lash like trauma after a car accident and an injury to the right frontal lobe.

Jamie’s Story

After a skiing accident Jamie started convulsing, her brain was bleeding in eight spots and she slipped into a coma.

Brian’s Story

Suffered a suffered an Traumatic Brain Injury–Cranial Haemorrhage

Naomi’s Story

Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury–Extradural Haematoma after a fall down the stairs