Hendys Road To Recovery

With our new outlook and strive to provide help to local community projects, local medical matters, anything that is needing support whilst retaining our drive to help sick children, we can announce we have provided support to our first client of this initiative.
Jason Henderson suffered a catastrophic brain aneurysm and stroke. It was touch and go but against the odds and with great medical care and the love and strength of his family (wife Erica and young daughter Brooke) and friends, Jason pulled through. Progress was slow but eventually he started to recover. Full recovery is still a way off but he began rehabilitation and made big strides in his recovery although some cognitive issues remain. As a result of his condition, he is no longer in work and Erica is his carer. They live in the village of Tow Law in County Durham which doesnt have the best of weather especially during these dark months into winter. As part of his rehab, Jason has been out walking to regain strength and fitness. With times being tough, it was brought to our attention that they needed an indoor electric treadmill to ensure Jason could keep walking in the winter months and keep up his strength building regime.
Last week we provided them with that treadmill.
Thank you to all who support Specialized because YOU enabled that.
Erica has started a page to update everyone on Jasons recovery which you can check out here: “Hendys Road To Recovery” Facebook page

The medical term for an aneurysm that develops inside the brain is an intracranial or cerebral aneurysm.

Most brain aneurysms only cause noticeable symptoms if they burst (rupture).

This leads to an extremely serious condition known as a subarachnoid haemorrhage, where bleeding caused by the ruptured aneurysm can cause extensive brain damage and symptoms.

Symptoms of a burst brain aneurysm include:

a sudden agonising headache – it’s been described as a “thunderclap headache”, similar to a sudden hit on the head, resulting in a blinding pain unlike anything experienced before
a stiff neck
sickness and vomiting
pain on looking at light

If a brain aneurysm is detected before it ruptures, treatment may be recommended to prevent it rupturing in future.

Most aneurysms do not rupture, so treatment is only carried out if the risk of a rupture is particularly high.

Factors that affect whether treatment is recommended include your age, the size and position of the aneurysm, your family medical history, and any other health conditions you have.

If treatment is recommended, this usually involves either filling the aneurysm with tiny metal coils (coiling) or an open operation to seal it shut with a tiny metal clip (surgical clipping).

The same techniques used to prevent ruptures are also used to treat brain aneurysms that have already ruptured.

If your risk of a rupture is low, you’ll have regular check-ups to monitor your aneurysm.

You may also be given medicine to reduce your blood pressure and advice about ways you can reduce your chances of a rupture, such as stopping smoking if you smoke.