Deana has always been green-fingered. She used to spend her time tending to her garden and loved to watch the seeds she had planted grow into beautiful blooming flowers.

But in 2010, a major stroke left Deana with a brain injury that took her mobility from her. She found it too difficult to keep on top of things so she had to leave her home and give up her lovely garden too.

As part of her rehabilitation journey, Deana was referred to Headway Worcestershire. She quickly involved herself in all the activities the Wellbeing Centre had to offer; from communication sessions, to day trips out, to gentle exercise classes; she’s given everything a try!

Deana was even actively involved in the set-up of the Headway allotment in Kidderminster, which she and other clients visit regularly to de-weed and bring home some lovingly home-grown vegetables.

“I love going to the allotment. It’s peaceful there and so nice to get outside in the fresh air. I miss my garden but not as much anymore”

Long may Deana’s love of gardening continue to bloom!

Deana’s Story
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