Emilia Clarke - star of the world-famous TV series 'Game of Thrones' -  has announced the launch of SameYou; a charity dedicated to the post-hospital process of brain injury sufferers. Clarke has also disclosed her own experiences of brain injury, having revealed she has survived two life-threatening aneurysms. 

Who is Emilia Clarke? 

Emilia Clarke is an Emmy Award-nominated actress, Royal College of Nursing Ambassador and Nursing Now Ambassador. 

She is best-known for playing the role of Daenerys Targaryen in the hugely successful HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones. 

Writing in theMarch 2019 issue of The New Yorker, Clarke revealed that she had a subarachnoid haemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm in 2011. She underwent emergency coiling surgery and had a second aneurysm operated on in 2013. 

What is SameYou? 

Having suffered from aphasia during her recovery from surgery, Clarke examined the struggle of feeling yourself again after a brain injury, and so started the charity SameYou.  

SameYou is focused on the rehabilitation of young adults immediately after being discharged from hospital, a time believed to be a forgotten chapter in brain injury recovery.  

They will also strive to cultivate an improvement in specialist nurse training, with sights set on being able to fund grants to help facilitate these innovations.  

SameYou are currently working with Royal College of Nursing, Stroke Association, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Nursing Now. 

It is currently unknown whether SameYou will give grants to smaller organisations like BASIC who provide specialist neuro-rehabilitation.