Inspiring others with brain injury
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Emma Martins was at the height of her career as a television producer when she sustained a brain injury caused by a life-threatening viral infection she contracted while on holiday in Vietnam. Given just a 20% chance of survival and spending three months in hospital, she fought extremely hard.
Following her illness Emma had to relearn how to walk and come to terms with the realisation that it would be impossible for her to return to her previous career.
Learning to adapt to having partial sight, cognitive fatigue and severe dyslexia as a result of her brain injury, she created a podcast titled The Longest Battle as part of her own rehabilitation and to help others experiencing their own traumas and life battles. Following the success of that podcast, Emma has gone on to created the Headpods series which features a wide range of individuals from across Norfolk and Waveney.
Episode 3: Jeremy Goss
This episode features Norwich City FC Legend Jeremy Goss. In his HeadPod, Jeremy talks about his childhood, family and of course, football career. He explains that whilst playing in the 90's, he suffered many concussions from heading the ball and on one occasion had to go to A&E.Listen to episode 3 here
Episode 7: Robert Sistern
Rob grew up in Norwich and fell into drug addiction from a young age. Luckily Robert survived falling from a second floor onto concrete, he now lives independently with a brain injury. He tells us his story of addiction and coming out the other side.Listen to episode 7 here
Episode 8: James Piercy
In 2011 James was involved in a car accident with his family. Thankfully, James' three children were not injured, but his wife was tragically killed, and he was left unconscious with a serious traumatic brain injury. James has now re-married and is committed to continuing his recovery and sharing his passion of public speaking to inspire other brain injury survivors.Listen to episode 8 here