Jamie sustained a traumatic brain injury and a spinal injury when he was involved in a road traffic collision.

Jamie was travelling on his motorbike at more than double the speed limit when a car pulled out in front of him and they collided. He was taken to a local hospital where he was in a coma for about five months. Like other survivors of brain injury, he doesn’t remember his accident happening.

When he was in a coma, a doctor told Jamie’s family that he might never talk again. However, he was able to speak when he came round and described his voice as childish. With the help of a speech and language therapist his voice improved. He is pleased that he proved the doctor wrong.

Jamie explained that your brain is like your compute and after an injury it doesn’t know how to behave or can’t behave, so you;re a broken P. His memory has been affected by his injury and says he forgets things all the time. He uses a wheelchair and has a couple of carers who are available to help him twenty-four hours a day. His care has been funded by his local council.

After his injury Jamie’s relationship ended and his ex-girlfriend has now married someone else. He is pleased for her because he loved her so muc and wouldn’t want her to go through too muc by looking after him.

As Jamie was involved in a road traffic collision, he was able to claim compensation. His parents found a personal injury lawyer who did this on his behalf. He used his compensation to buy a flat and have it adapted to suit his needs.

He wants other survivors of brain injury to keep motivate and never give u because people can survive anythin.

Jamie is glad his ex-girlfriend is happy with someone new. He did not want her to have to look…

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Jamie has had the same carer for nine years. He says it is important that carers treat you safely.

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Jamie joked it was difficult to have a social life when you were in a coma.

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