Amy's Story

My name is Amy Gould, l am 21 years

old. Before my brain injury l was working

as a waitress at the Hilton Hotel. I was on

a night out on Broad Street when l
suffered a stroke.

My friend called the

emergency services and l was taken to

the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in an

ambulance, 1 was 17 years old, following my stroke l was left unable to walk or talk. All l could say was “wee, wee, wee” and l had lost the use of my right hand side, meaning

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l wasn’t able to do before, like styling my hair and tying my shoe laces. I started attending Headway on November 3rd 2014, since l started coming to Headway l think my speech has improved and l am now able to have better conversations with people. I am adapting to the changes that have occurred since my stroke and l am finally able to tie my shoe laces and do my hair again. I have made a lot of friends at Headway and enjoy mixing with other people who understand what l’ve been through.  In the future l would like to take part in college courses especially drama, as this is something l loved before my brain injury

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