My lovely boyfriend Stephen, my helper in life and with Alphabet Brains.
We met a few months after my surgery. On our first date I still had my scar and half a bald head hidden underneath a headband. I took it off and told him about my accident, at the time I thought that would be it he wouldn’t want anything to do with me but when I couldn’t put my headband on properly he said “It doesn’t matter, take your time” and ever since then he has been so supportive.
We’ve been together nearly 4 years now. He’s my rock, he came to follow up hospital appointments with me even though he never knew me before which I loved. He knows me better than I know myself sometimes (especially when it comes to my fatigue!) and he puts up with me… Brain injury survivors know what I mean by that:
‘Love me when I least deserve it, because that’s when I really need it.’
He also helps me with the Alphabet Brains website when it all gets a little overwhelming! So supportive and proud of me and Alphabet Brains