An Acquired Brain Injury is a devastating injury. It can affect our ability to perform even basic tasks. Rehabilitation following brain injury requires substantial resources physically, emotionally and financially.
Earlier this year Westmead Hospital Brain Injury Unit staff members Margaret Doyle and Jo DeJesus featured on Bstreet Smart online, together with brain injury patients and community educators Tristan Kennedy and Qaa’im Abdool, who shared their personal brain injury stories.
If an Acquired Brain Injury is the result of an accident or illness and you are not eligible to claim compensation there may be financial challenges during rehabilitation. Life can be very difficult when returning to day to day living. Doug White faced such a situation when he was twenty years old and suffered a devastating brain haemorrhage following surgery to repair an arteriovenous malformation (AVM).