Cycle Helmet Saved Island Youngster's Life

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This story however is close to home. I know Michael through my work with Headway, Isle of Wight Branch.  His mother, Heather, first made contact and came to the support group meetings.  With some encouragement Michael followed.  It has been incredible watching him recover over the last  6-7 months and see his confidence return. His initial "party trick" as he called it, was to press on his forehead and move his brain matter underneath.  I can only describe it as being like pushing down on a jelly and seeing the structure move under the pressure!  It wasn't pleasant but Michael enjoyed showing to people and seeing their reaction. He has since had surgery to have the bone flap replaced.

Having lost his "party trick", at this month's support group meeting, he had photographs taken during his surgery showing the brain itself to show everyone.  I'm not sure which was worse!

Michael and his family recently celebrated his 21 birthday.   It is truly wonderful to see his recovery and the confidence return to him.  The Isle of Wight support group meets the first Saturday of every month at The Orchard nursing home, Newport.  New members are always welcome. To read Michael's full story, please click here.

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