Interview: BBC Sunday Morning, 17 July 2022

Emilia Clarke spoke to BBC Sunday Morning’s Sophie Raworth about her two life-threatening brain aneurysms to further highlight the issue.

Emilia and her mum, Jenny Clarke co-founded SameYou 3 years ago, after revealing that she experienced two brain haemorrhages while filming Game of Thrones. 

Emilia has recently spoken about this to BBC Sunday Morning to raise awareness and highlight the lack of recovery care. 

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is the major cause of neurological disability worldwide and is a truly global problem. We estimate that close to 1 in 3 adults will experience an Acquired Brain Injury at some point in their lives, compared to 1 in 6 for Dementia. In the UK, there are at least 2.5 million people living with the consequences of ABI, with an estimated cost to the UK of over £40 billion a year.    The lack of rehabilitation services to help survivors recover from their life changing trauma is a major health problem. But not enough is being done to transform the rehabilitation pathway so more people can continue to work to benefit themselves and society. 

Do you want to be part of the solution?

Please start by signing up to join SameYou here and let us know if you and other leading thinkers and doers in your organisation can help.

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