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Headpods Series 2

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: Sam

In early 2022 Sam was riding his pushbike home late one evening after socialising with friends. He was found unconscious in a ditch with no recollection of what happened, but he had suffered a traumatic brain injury.

Sam has taken on the challenge of developing his cognitive abilities and is making very good progress. It’s still early days and here is his Headpod story.

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Episode 2: James

James was a young pilot working for BA. He was socialising in Paris with his friend and co- pilot and two cabin crew. They were scheduled to fly back the next morning. James recounts the moment when he decided to show off and jump over a bannister in the hotel, not realising there was a two floor drop onto a marble floor. James is a very charismatic story-teller and has embraced many positive changes during his 18 year recovery.

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Episode 3: Andrew(Coming soon...)

Andrew was riding his motorbike one day just outside Norwich and had a collision with a car and was left with a traumatic brain injury. Andrew survived and is here to tell us his incredible story which could have been life or death.

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Episode 4: Peter (Coming soon...)

Peter trained as a building surveyor in London, before moving back to East Anglia.  After this he was in a car accident with his friends and wife, but they survived against all the odds.

It wasn’t until they left the hospital that he had a stroke and acquired a brain injury (ABI).

Peter then had to have a craniotomy to release the pressure in his brain.  Amazingly, he is around today to tell his story.