“I am getting on with my life as best as I can and looking forward to the future. My wife has been wonderful and without her I don’t know how I would cope.”
The mission and values of the Day One Major Trauma Support service are grounded in the experiences of the patients and family members we have supported. We are thankful to those patients who have been willing to share their recovery stories with us.
“Although the last 18 months have been emotional and challenging, I’ve managed to achieve whatever I’ve set my mind to. The future’s looking really bright.” Horses had always been Hayley Anderson-Richardson's passion, in November 2012 she went to meet and ride a new...
I am able to get about and walk short distances, and I’m really working on my fitness. I have an exercise bike at home that I think I am wearing out, due to all the cycling I’ve been doing to build up my leg muscles.
Nick’s experience with Day One Major Trauma Support volunteers after his accident inspired him to become a volunteer.
“I’m supporting Day One as the care I received during my stay was exceptional.”
Sarah Johnson was treated at the Major Trauma Centre in Leeds, after a minibus carrying her and her friends to a hen party was involved in an accident
“Day One have funded essential physio equipment to assist my rehabilitation, that under normal circumstances would not have been accessible.“
In January 2018, Tim Rogers suffered a traumatic brain injury and was admitted to the Neurosciences Ward at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. He's recently started working as a Day One Peer Support volunteer. “It’s been a nerve-wracking experience but having the...