Manny Galsinh, age 52 suffered a brain haemorrhage
in November 2000 which led to a stroke and other
complications. This left him with a devastating brain
injury and unable to walk or talk initially. He said:
“I’ve had the most amazing support from Headway
Birmingham & Solihull over the last 14 years and I’m
pleased to return the favour by helping launch their
“Before I had my brain injury, I had everything – a
lovely wife, two young sons and a career in IT but
our whole world was suddenly turned upside down.
I lost the use of the right side of my body and
found myself in a wheelchair, struggling with
speech and barely coping with everyday life.
“Headway has been a key part of my recovery.
Since 2002, I’ve been attending the brain injury
sessions at Headway House at Moseley Hall Hospital
and then at Leighton House in Rubery too when it opened in 2005. I can’t tell you what a difference this has made to both me and the rest of my family.”
Manny now walks unaided, his speech continues to improve and he leads a full and active family life.
Along with his wife, Satwant, and his sons, Hardeep and Gurdeep, he has also been a staunch supporter of the charity over the years, helping raise funds for a new pool table at the local brain injury unit and encouraging family and friends to donate their unwanted clothing and other items to the Headway charity shop.
Sue Tyler, Chief Executive at Headway Birmingham & Solihull, added: “I remember Manny when he first came along to Headway House and the progress he has made is remarkable. He really is a shining example of how, with the right support at the right time, there can be life after brain injury.