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

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 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