In late 2017 I was involved in a major car accident which left me being air lifted out to hospital, in a coma for 8 weeks and spending a total of 11 months in hospital. Due to the accident I have a head injury resulting in having aphasia & mobility issues. I keep in touch with the speech and language nurses but visiting online Say Aphasia groups has made big and a positive impact within my life.

I became a group leader to give something back to the community. Based in Darlington, I had no groups to focus on or to talk to other people who are going through a similar situation about aphasia so I wanted to bring something different to the town and the people who have aphasia, a place to visit, have a coffee, biscuit and to communicate if they have aphasia.