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Caroline Spiers

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Caroline Spiers

Caroline Spiers

It's good physiotherapy, and coming up with patterns makes my brain work.

Brain injury survivor Caroline tells us how 'beading', pictured above, helped her to regain function in her hands following a brain injury, and the value of the support she receives from Headway Hertfordshire:

"I had a subarachnoid brain haemorrhage while sitting in the bath 4 and half years ago, it affected my left side.

"I started beading 3 year ago, at the time I couldn't use all the fingers on my left hand, now I can. They don't feel normal but it's good physiotherapy and coming up with patterns makes my brain work.

"I still have problems with my balance and walking is a bit of a problem so I use a stick. I've had an operation to repair some stroke damage done to my left eye lid, it was getting very droopy.

"I enjoy the Headway coffee morning and the monthly meal, I don't go to anything else because I can't commit to attending all the sessions as we like to go the our caravan during the summer."

Caroline created these amazing works under the name 'Caroline Lloyd Designs'. 

 

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