Category Archives: Surviving brain injury

A remarkable story of a miraculous journey

Whoo-hooo!

For some reason, the computer was even worse this morning…I couldn’t even get on to see how the campaign was doing. So it wasn’t until I was sitting with Nick as he checked that I saw his face lit up … Continue reading

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A message from Nick to you…in his own words

We’re going to do it! We’re SO CLOSE to the £3000 target to raise money for UKABIF. A massive amount of awareness has already been raised. I am so so grateful. Let me tell you how the race went. I’ve … Continue reading

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Nick’s interviews, as promised

The BBC kindly sent over the video files of the interviews with Nick before and after the Para-Tri triathlon. As so many of you who have given him your support and encouragement were unable to see them on the iPlayer … Continue reading

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Nick and co at the Para-Tri Triathlon

Where do I start? It has been the most amazing, incredible, glorious day. The road through Little Kimble had marked a turning point for my son and we drove through the sleepy village with a red kite watching from its … Continue reading

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Sunday morning….

The mad rush of Saturday, trying to get everything prepared, to cover all bases and failing abysmally to catch up after a week of mayhem is followed by a gentle awakening to a perfect Sunday morning. Luxuriant moments of stillness … Continue reading

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Nick’s interview …

Live on the BBC iPlayer … probably only for 24 hours…. Nick’s interview is the first item… please watch and give my son your support. Thank you. Click here or the image below to go to BBC South Today on … Continue reading

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Why writing fiction really matters

“Insert!” He extended his foot… “You sound like a Borg.” … and wriggled his toes into the sock. “That would make me a cyborg.” He paused. I could see the wheels turning. “That’s it…my recovery… the screwdriver must have damaged … Continue reading

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When a smile breaks your heart

I frequently write about my son… as I see him every day, it is natural that he is very much part of my everyday life, even without the story of his incredible journey to tell. But I have two sons, … Continue reading

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My son, the triathlete…

You may know my son’s story. For once, I have no problem repeating it for those who do not. I have a very good reason for it that I have been bursting to share! In 2009 my son was 25… … Continue reading

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Life lessons from a sick fish

“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.” – Galadriel, The Hobbit (movie) “Weird, isn’t it?” Not an unusual statement round here, of course, but I needed some clarification. “What’s weird?” “How the plight of one small … Continue reading

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