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Jason

I learned to walk with my son


Date brain injury occurred:14/01/2007


Description of injury event:I fell on my head on to hard sand in a kite surfing accident on Blackpool beach


Where initial treatment took place:Preston royal infirmary


Were any specific procedures undertaken?:Cranial surgery removal of bone and replacement with a plate. Boreholes. Permanent shunt


How did the survivor (or you) feel at this point?:Frustrated

Sad at missing out on the things that I loved to do especially with my three wonderful young children who were growing up fast. Sad at missing being capable to help the first days weeks months years of my son who was born while I was still in hospital


Describe the initial rehabilitation:Preston nru.

Physiotherapy

Neuro psychology

Occupational therapy


Describe the ongoing rehabilitation:My own efforts to get back on track and start a new career as a motivational speaker


How does the survivor (or you) feel about the recovery progress?:Slow but steady


Points you believe would be worthwhile sharing with other survivors:I did a triathlon five years after I was told that I would never walk again and have gone on to run the Dublin marathon twice


Give an example of ‘helpful help’:Neuro psychology


Give an example of ‘unhelpful help’:Being taught to walk with a blind stick and being offered a guide dog

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