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  • Event: Headway Oxfordshire Skydive, 18 May 2019

Headway Oxfordshire

Headway Oxfordshire offers advice, information and practical support to anyone affected by an acquired brain injury - including the individual, families and carers. Headway Oxfordshire provides activity and rehabilitation services, through its Oxford centre and through community support workers.

Charity Registration No. 1156538

Story

Over 12 years ago, Headway Oxfordshire assisted our family through a disturbing and difficult time. Out of the blue, my mother in law suffered a brain hemorrhage. The first of three aneurysms.
During her final brain surgery, she suffered a stroke which left her in intensive care for over three weeks. On three separate evenings we were told that she wouldn't survive the night. She did.....
It took 11 months of different hospitals, The JR, Witney hospital and then the final 9 months at the OCE ward at the Churchill until she was allowed home where she had to have 2 years of supervised care.

As a result of this, she now has a condition call Periodical Alzheimer's. This is a short term memory loss condition...
She has undergone a total life change and has had to rebuild her life and her whole personality. And a constant supply of post it notes around the house!

We never thought she would live through what she experienced, but she did... With the help of Headway she is here and has met and has a great relationship with her grandchildren. Something we were very scared she wouldn't have.

Headway Oxfordshire is a charity that supports people affected by acquired brain injury, which has been as a result of a brain injury such as a stroke, tumour, haemorrhage or disease, as well as traumatic brain injury resulting from a road traffic accident, fall or sporting injury.

Their mission is to improve life after brain injury and to raise awareness of brain injury.

Their centre in Kennington provides rehabilitation activities. We also provide 1-1 community support that help support individuals integrate back into everyday community life.

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