Your stories of returning to work after brain injury

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Scott and Hayley speak about their return to work

Scott Pearshouse suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury at the age of 27 after falling 40ft. His family were told that if he survived, he would be in an inpatient facility for at least two years.

Scott's wife, Hayley, was 23 and progressing in her first job as a visual merchandiser for The Arcadia Group after finishing university when she gave up work to care for Scott.

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Sarah's return to work story

Sarah* 55, changed her career path after suffering two ruptured aneurysms, one in 2005 and another in 2012.

She left her role as a veterinary nurse and moved to an administrative position.

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Dan's return to work story

Dan Lock, 47, a commercial manager for a private hospital, had his first brain surgery for a foramen magnum decompression to treat Chiari malformation at the age of 35. Following complications, he went on to have another 6 brain surgeries over the next 5 months. 12 years later, he was taken ill again and required emergency brain surgery in June 23. He lives in Kent with his wife Elaine, and son, Owen, 3.

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Eddie's return to work story

Eddie Burgess, 64, from Burnley, suffered a stroke last year. He works with adults with learning difficulties, mental health issues and those with challenging behaviours.

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