My daughter Stephanie, now 23, suffered a particularly severe brain injury as a 3 year old from a motor vehicle accident. She had a long road to regain basic life skills of walking and talking, and unfortunately the damage she sustained limited her ability to become independent and she will need full time support throughout her life. Luckily Stephanie did not lose her sense of humour and zest for life. She participates in special needs netball, loves Riding for the Disabled and can be seen at Speedway on a Saturday night. Stephanie enjoys socializing with the Headway Brain Injury support group, especially when they play ten pin or go swimming – she’s no good at Putting (her balance is still off). I have been involved for many years with the Headway Brain Injury group committee, so it’s a family affair. We encourage others who have experienced brain injury to join our group to receive and share information, advocacy, to attend the seminars that we offer and participate in the various social activities. We offer families help to cope with the changes this makes to their lives. We even invite others who would just like to volunteer their services to help the committee. If you see Stephanie with her wobbly walk out and about, she would love for you to say hi – if she hasn’t beaten you to it.