An acquired brain injury (ABI) can turn your whole world upside down without any warning. This is what happened to Kerry and her family last year. From working for a solicitor in Yeovil to undergoing brain injury rehabilitation at The Woodmill Kerry's story is one of remarkable bravery and determination.
Kerry was admitted to Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, after suffering a brain haemorrhage. Unexpectedly, Kerry then suffered hydrocephalus (water on the brain), as well as on-going aneurysms within arteries. Following a turbulent 24 hours, doctors performed neurosurgery on Kerry to coil the aneurysms in order to prevent them from bursting.
After being stabilised by doctors, Kerry was able to move closer to home and was admitted to Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, Somerset for a number of weeks. Once Kerry's medical condition was stable, she moved to The Woodmill to begin her specialist brain injury rehabilitation.