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Ian’s virtual 1,000-mile cycle

Bury St Edmunds resident Ian Payne has set off on a virtual 1000-mile cycle, raising money for Stowmarket acquired brain injury rehabilitation centre Livability Icanho. Ian, who lives with brain injury after falling from a roof, is using a specially adapted therapy bike for what he is dubbing his UK Top to Toe Challenge. Ian […]

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My brilliant life after brain injury: Trisha’s story

‘I was such a mess! In my head I was scared, worried, and I had no money. Life was just dreadful.’ So says Suffolk resident Trisha, speaking about the days and weeks after she was knocked off her bike, sustaining a head injury. ‘I was cycling to a client’s and it’s the only time I […]

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Walking away from injury: Zara’s story

Walking from John O’ Groats to Land’s End – more than 1,000 miles – is quite a challenge. When Zara Dyer decided she was going to attempt this feat, she had a few barriers to cross – including learning to walk again. Zara sustained a brain injury in 2016 following a car crash in the […]

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From stroke to success: giving back to Livability Icanho

Last week, 24 January, Bob Power presented a £1,000 cheque for his gratitude to Livability Icanho, our brain injury rehabilitation centre in Suffolk. The money was raised by Bob’s fitness company, Next Level Fitness, which he founded after receiving life-changing treatment and therapy at Livability Icanho, following a debilitating stroke, which enabled him to regain […]

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Me, my family and brain injury

Livabilty Icanho’s skilled support means there is hope for the Glass family after dad Tony’s stroke When Tony arrived at Livability Icanho, he was not in a good place physically or mentally.  Tall and strongly built, with a young family, Tony was struggling to cope with the disabilities caused by a stroke six months earlier […]

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Ashley’s story – how taking part in a sports event at the Olympic park supported a rehabilitation journey

‘Parallel is about bringing everyone together and having a can-do attitude. We shared our experience together and celebrated who we are as people. I saw people I work with independently achieving something which is out of this world.’ So says Chris Hearne-Sirman, specialist social worker with Livability Icanho, a rehabilitation centre for those with acquired […]

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The experience of Livability Icanho, a patient’s story

I had been told that the symptoms that I was experiencing since my car accident were down to old age. It was clear to me that the injury was more than just my imagination.

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Andrew’s story

Andrew (53) had a stroke, which resulted in left-sided weakness, slowed visual processing and mild perceptual difficulties. He also had mild difficulties with language and day-to-day function.

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David’s story

It was soon established that my memory was the problem, my physical disability and the need for guidance to solve the problem was the cause of my depression.

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