When a fall from a bike left Julian Earl with a traumatic brain injury, he never anticipated how drastically his life—and his hobbies—would change as a result.
In August 2012, avid cyclist and former veterinary surgeon Julian was taking part in a local cycle race when he crashed. Julian is unable to remember the details of what happened, but suspects that he fell off his bike while travelling at 30 mph and his head hit the kerbstone.
Headway East London is a local charity supporting people affected by brain injury. They offer specialist support and services to survivors and their family, whilst also campaigning for greater public awareness. Their vision is to build a community where people with brain injury are valued, respected and able to fulfil their potential.
Natasha Devon’s event is available to watch on YouTube or on @PanMacmillan Instagram TV channel until 24 June and she will be doing a live Q & A on Monday 1 June at 6 pm on Pan Macmillan’s Instagram channel. You can order Natasha’s book by email to email@example.com or call 020 8552 9993.
Are you locked down with children in years 5 or 6? We have four lessons for classroom or family use developed from On the Record’s oral history project centered around Newham Bookshop, Writing and Reading Newham. Click here for full details.
Michael Rosen’s poem, These Are The Hands, features in a book of poems from the heart of the NHS, which has just been published.