Tony, Jimmy & Gloria
My name is Anthony but lots of people call me Tony.
I 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! "
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.