Mum and wife Carol started caring for her daughter after she contracted hydrocephalus, a condition which is caused by a build up of fluid inside the skull. Upon her discharge from hospital, 13-year old Georgia struggled with short-term memory loss.
Whilst she was in recovery, Carol's husband realised that he too was living with the effects of a brain injury. In 1973, three-year old Robert was crossing the road when he was run down by a car. He left hospital without any rehabilitation or out-patient support.
Talking to Headway's Press Officer, Carol said: "I've seen and experienced the worst thing imaginable when I thought Georgia was going to die. Now, anything is an improvement. My daughter and my husband are both alive so I have a lot to be grateful for."Back