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Mother and Daughter both suffered brain injuries at home due to carbon monoxide poisoning
Suffered an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) when he was only 9 years old
Suffered a seizure, a large mass (grade 1 brain tumour) was found on her brain
Suffered a concussion after falling down the stairs, later tests revealed she’d had a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) after cycling 200 yards without a helmet
Suffered a concussion that caused a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) after a car crash that wasn’t her fault
Suffered an Epidural Haematoma after a fall down the stairs
Suffered a whip-lash like trauma after a car accident and an injury to the right frontal lobe.
After a skiing accident Jamie started convulsing, her brain was bleeding in eight spots and she slipped into a coma.
Suffered a suffered an Traumatic Brain Injury–Cranial Haemorrhage
Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury–Extradural Haematoma after a fall down the stairs