Many survivors of brain injury are confronted with a daunting question what does it mean to be me now that so much has changed? This series tells the stories of survivors in their own words: who they were, what happened to them and who they are now.Produced by Claire Crofton in collaboration with charity Headway East London, to accompany an online life stories project at


  • 4: Danny

    4: Danny

    13/07/2016 Duração: 06min

    Danny’s violent youth culminated in a nightclub assault that left him fighting for his life. Nearly twenty years later, he reflects on the challenges and mysteries of living with a brain injury.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • 3: Matthew

    3: Matthew

    14/06/2016 Duração: 06min

    A road traffic accident threw Matthew’s academic career off-track when he realised he could no longer understand his work. He recounts how he found his way again with the help of technology, colleagues and family.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • 2: Brian

    2: Brian

    01/06/2016 Duração: 08min

    Brian’s story takes us from the East End alleys where he and his siblings played, to the carpentry firm where he worked as a teenager and the accident that changed everything. It is the story of how a chance encounter helped him build a new life.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • 1: Alpha

    1: Alpha

    08/05/2016 Duração: 10min

    Alpha was on his way back from a job interview with MI6 when he was knocked off his bike and sustained a severe head injury. Luckily, he had his own private plane to get him to hospital... or did he?  See for privacy and opt-out information.