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 Tony, Jimmy & Gloria 


My name is Anthony  but lots of people call me Tony.

had a motorbike accident in 1978 when  I was 21.

I suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury and a paralysed right arm.

I am a Trustee of Headway Wearside, a group I have been a

member of since it started.

I became a Trustee as I like to be involved with the group

planning and to give my opinion. 


 "his answer to why he's a trustee is that he is nosy! " 

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James   [ Jimmy ]


My name is Gloria Finnigan and I worked for an Educational

charity as programme administrator, for many years when,

out of the blue, my life was changed forever.

My husband Tom had a stroke 9 years ago, which left him

with some after affects that can be seen and some which are

hidden but no less disabling.

I gave up work and became a full time career and so understand first hand the way brain injuries affect people but found our that  every brain injury is different. 

I have been involved with Headway for the last two years and have joined the trustees as I would like to give something back to an organisation which has helped us so much to understand and deal with Tom’s condition.

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