Surviving brain damage after assault

At the age of twenty eight Gary was assaulted by a gang with baseball bats and a hammer, resulting in several skull fractures and severe brain damage. For nineteen months he had little awareness of his surroundings before he started to show some recovery. Following intensive acute rehabilitation, Gary made significant progress in regaining consciousness, cognition and executive function.

“Being able to speak to my kids again is the best feeling” he said.

It took some months for Gary to show improvement. Today, he is very close to being able to walk unaided and is enjoying life with his family and children.

Gary said “I owe [Raphael] everything and they’ve been spot on, I know I wouldn’t be here without them”.