Rave reviews for documentary featuring Newry men

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Monday, March 26th, 2018
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The Brain Injury Foundation’s documentary “My Injured Brain” which was featured twice on BBC television recently has received positive feedback from a wide range of people across Northern Ireland and abroad.

Comments came through social media, the internet, post, phone calls and personal callers to The Brain Injury Foundation’s ‘Our House’.

 

 

One of the comments said, “The stories were so real and moving that no-one could not but be touched by the immense efforts families within the Foundation have made to care and provide for their loved ones.”

Another stated, “Brain Injury remains a hidden disability and not everyone can appreciate the impact unless it is a lived experience,” while another person said, “It was so moving, the tears were flowing.”

 

 

Another viewer said, “What a beautiful half hour of insights and so uplifting among all the heartache. As a mammy, I was heartbroken for everyone but I got great hope that should brain injury ever visit my family there can be life after it. BIF is a true inspiration.”

 

Frank Dolaghan, Chair of the Foundation, told Newry Times, “We were very hesitant about taking on the production of the programme but all of the very positive feedback we have received has certainly justified our decision.

 

 

“We were particularly fortunate in that our producer, Guy King, had such empathy with brain injury survivors and was prepared to spend literally months capturing the stories with what we think is great sensitivity.

Frank continued, “One of the warmest tributes the programme has received came from the staff at Gregory’s Off Licence just down the road from Our House. Norah, Alannah and Claire were so moved by the programme they made their own collection box for us.

“Needless to say we were delighted to supply them with one of our own boxes. These are available through our office and of course, we welcome all offers of assistance. We do not receive any government funding and raise all our funds through the efforts of our members.

 

 

He added, “The Foundation would like to thank everyone involved in making the programme and in giving us feedback.”

Our House is always there for anyone with a brain injury and their carers. They are open five days a week from 9.30 to 5.00pm and can be contacted on 028 308 39943 or mobile 07740823713 or email management@braininjuryfoundation.com


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