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Headpods Series 1

Headpods is a series of inspiring interviews with people who have overcome huge adversity following their brain injury. It is presented by Emma Martins, who herself has an acquired brain injury.

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Episode 1: Stacy

Stacey fell from three steps down an entire flight of stairs at home. She suffered a traumatic brain injury which wasn’t initially diagnosed due to her hip sustaining a break in the fall.

Episode 2: Chris

This episode features Chris who changed his career from London carpenter to Headway Area Manager after his Brain Injury. Receiving life support and being in a coma with no recollection, Chris has made a miraculous recovery.

Episode 3: Jeremy

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.

Episode 4: Mandy

We speak to Mandy Hathway, who suffered a stroke at just 20 years old. Mandy's story underlines the fact that strokes don't just happen later on in life they can happen at any time at any age.

Episode 5: Mark

In todays Headpod we meet Mark Baldwin, who survived an aneurysm at the age of only 23. Disclaimer: this podcast contains material that some may find distressing.

Episode 6: Tamara

Tammy got kicked in the head by a horse as a small child. Twenty years later she started having epileptic fits which were then linked to her accident. Her story is incredible and shows that years after an accident knock on affects can occur.

Episode 7: Robert

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.

Episode 8: James

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.