Case Studies

Read our own Chair's personal case study:

‘No one need experience brain injury alone’

In 2001, Jane Clarke and her family were enjoying a family holiday in Orlando, Florida. One evening, Jane and her husband Stephen went out to enjoy a meal, leaving their two young children – Rebecca, aged eight, and six-year-old Ben – with Jane’s mother, Joan, who had joined them on the holiday. Sadly, the supposedly romantic evening ended with Jane undergoing an operation to save her life. Read on....

James Cracknell appeals to cyclists to wear helmets - 19thJuly 2010

James Cracknell, Olympic Rower and Headway Vice President was seriously injured in a cycling accident in America. His helmet saved him.

James made a short film to encourage others to wear cycle helmets. Please click here to view the video on YouTube.

Story of a brain injury - Headway South Bucks' volunteer

After suffering a brain haemorrhage, read the inspirational story of how one of our volunteers underwent three brain operations, and overcame numerous obstacles including short-term memory loss, anger, loss of taste and smell, mood swings and depression, to rebuild her life. 18 years on, she is still a volunteer for Headway South Bucks, and has been successfully running a tutoring business for young children, having had to take early retirement from a teaching career. Her consultant identified improvements 8 years after her brain haemorrhage…. and although she will confirm that life can never return to its former state, she is living proof that improvements can be made many years after an acquired brain injury. For the full story, please read on.....