A brain injury can happen to anyone at any age. It can have devastating consequences for individuals and their families, affecting every aspect of life.
Xolani Gwala looks at what happens to survivors of brain injury and what are the options for survivors of brain injuries.
Headway Gauteng is the brain injury association that helps survivors to improve life after brain injury.
Its aim is to promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury and provide information, support and services to survivors and their families.
702’s Xolani Gwala spoke to Bianca Burger, General Manager for Headway Gauteng who says they work with 500 families throughout their branches. She says that the majority of the patients are victims of traffic accidents, assaults and strokes.
Every brain injury is different and doesn’t affect people in the same way. It has varying degrees but it affect people emotionally, physically, p-psychologically and socially— Bianca Burger, General Manager for Headway Gauteng