Inspirational Stories

Mark’s Story

A tumour was found on my brain, and I had to have surgery. After the initial surgery, I haemorrhaged. Shortly afterwards they completed another surgery which was mainly successful, but the growth continued to get bigger.

Mike’s Story

I used to love going out partying. I was a single dad to a two-year-old boy. One night we were having drinks at the pub and my lodger hurt my cousin. 

Lynda’s Story

It was my husband’s 50th birthday, I was walking with my friend. Next thing I remember I was in Hull Royal Infirmary. I went for a head scan and the doctors said I had bleeding on the brain. 

Matt’s Story

After suffering a major seizure at work in January 2019, I was taken to hospital and later diagnosed with a brain tumour. I had been for a CT scan in 2010 but the tumour was too small and was not seen.

Scott’s Story

I had a seizure at work, there were no warning signs and I felt totally normal that day.  I got up to go out for dinner and the next minute I woke up in hospital throwing up blood. 

Beth’s Story

In September 2015, I had an accident which left me with a catastrophic brain injury. Doctors said I would not survive. I was in a coma and when I woke up I had lost the ability to walk and talk and my memory had gone, I was like a rag doll.