While sitting around and meeting everyone it was almost impossible not to notice Carly in the group. She was always cracking jokes and instantly made us feel a part of the 'gang'. She is a truly one of life's characters and had us in stitches most of the day.
This probably sums up how strong a person she is, because she is one of the few people who did not get upset at all when asked about her brain injury and just brushed it off like it was nothing - which probably reflected her no-nonsense character.
She has a walker and by the time we managed to get to interview her she was very tired as walking is a struggle. Even so she still managed to make us laugh and answer all of our questions honestly and openly - a true testament to her strong-willed character.
She briefly shed light on what a family can do when their loved one is in a coma! Their tactics seemed very similar to the ones used by mine and Amy's family while I was in a coma too!
Such is her positive outlook on life, she actually said she was now a 'happier' person since her brain injury - which is incredible considering the circumstances. Although like most of us, we are grateful for the positive changes, but do wish they could have happened in an easier way.
Lastly, she revealed great insight into what a 'new me' looks like to her and gave great examples of how much a brain injury can change your whole world.
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