Brinjury - Jade's story
Jade's story and what led her to launch Brinjury:
I had an accident 2 and a half years ago that resulted in a severe brain injury and I found that nobody really understands unless they have experienced it themselves. I lost most of my friends when it happened and was completely isolated, I think people just didn't know what to say or do so completely avoided me. Now I'm at a good stage in my rehabilitation I would like to set up a support group in Rugby for people aged 18-35 with acquired brain injuries to help other people through the experience, as there is nothing like it in the area. It is something that would have really helped me. It's going to be called Brinjury - bringing together younger people with acquired brain injuries and will be for people aged 18-35. To get this support group up and running I need a minimum of 3 members including myself, so I am trying to find people in or around Rugby who would be interested. I was thinking of having fortnightly meetings and eventually having alternate meetings doing small activities like going for coffee. I am completely open to ideas and suggestions. If you think this is something you may be interested in please contact me so I can get this support group up and running. Thanks, Jade.