People like Zita desperately need computer sessions so they can learn to communicate to their nurses and the people they love.
At the age of just 26 Zita suffered a stroke and her life changed forever.
We know that strokes happen every day, but for some one as young as Zita it feels all too unfair. The stroke left Zita locked in a body that could no longer walk or speak.
But 11 years ago Zita arrived at the RHN and with the help our specialist computer team and assistive technology Zita has a voice.
Assistive technology allows the tiniest movement, like the blink of an eye, to translate into words helping disabled people communicate when they cannot speak. Here at the RHN, our computer team work with each patient individually to help them communicate to their nurses, therapists and the people they love, whatever their ability.
It costs just £20 for us to run one session but we urgently need your help so that more people, like Zita, can learn to use a smartphone, tablet or computer so they can communicate to their nurses and the people they love.
This year Brain Awareness Week takes place from the 9 – 17 March raising money for brain research. The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN) is delighted to announce that during this week a generous donor has promised to help the RHN provide 500 computer sessions for patients, by doubling donations. It means a gift of just £10 today will be worth £20 to us at no extra cost to you, allowing us to provide a computer session to help people like Zita communicate again.