The care we give at the roadside is often only the beginning of a patient and their family's story. 

Your ongoing support does more than put fuel in the helicopter; the impact we make on the lives of our patients and their families is hard to measure, and can go long beyond the immediate care we provide on-scene.

In our podcast 'Picking Up the Pieces', Myleene Klass meets our former patients and their families to discuss how they've rebuilt lives that have changed beyond recognition, and continued on the road ahead after trauma. Our patients' stories show the impact of your support, and the difference your help can make to real lives and families.

Episode Four - Jakki and Laura: Bereavement

Release date 4 March 2019

Podcast episode threeIn this episode Myleene Klass meets the mothers of two teenage boys who sadly died in particularly traumatic circumstances. Jakki and Laura explain how they both dealt with having to say goodbye to their sons very differently, what others can say to help the grieving process, and why it’s important not to feel guilty about finding small joys in life after a bereavement.

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Episode Three - Jo and Igor: Brain Injury

Release date 25 February 2019

Podcast episode threeIn this episode Myleene Klass explores how parenting changes when your child has a brain injury. Husband and wife Jo and Igor explain how they talk to their young son Sacha about his traumatic accident, how his brain injury continues to affect his development, and why they don’t always agree about how best to prepare him for life.

 

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Episode Two - Vicky and Ronke: Traumatic Amputation

Release date 18 February 2019

Picking up the pieces podcastIn this episode Myleene Klass talks to two women who both had a leg amputated after traumatic road collisions. Vicky and Ronke discuss their relationships with their new bodies, how loved ones and stunned strangers make them feel about their prosthetic limbs, and why re-living their accidents through the insurance claim process is so distressing.

 

DISCLAIMER: In this episode the word ‘accident’ is used a number of times. In Vicky and Ronke’s cases we should be calling them ‘crashes’ or collisions’, as they were preventable incidents. Click here to find out more about why the language we use is so important: http://www.roadpeace.org/take-action/crash-not-accident/

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Episode One - Yair and Yael: Traumatic Pelvic Injury

Release date 11 February 2019

YairIn this episode Myleene Klass meets Yair, who was involved in a serious road collision, and his wife Yael. Together they explain what it’s like for both patients and their carers to lose their sense of identity, how best to cope with the practicalities of planning family life, and why honest communication plays such a big part in keeping a couple together during particularly trying months.

You can listen to the podcast via any of the platforms below:                                     

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More of our patients' stories: 

 

Jemma

Jemma

You are in your home, where you should be safe. But then, your world changes.

Jay

Jay

Jay was on his way home after a night out with friends in Canary Wharf, when he had a catastrophic accident.