Shannon’s Story

Shannon was just 17 years old when she suffered a stroke. It was caused by treatment for brain cancer and left her unable to use the left side of her body. 

This is her story:

“I remember waking up in the middle of the night wanting to go to the toilet and I couldn't get up the reason being that I'd had a stroke in the middle of the night. I went into hospital at Salford Royal and I remember being in there and a doctor suggests to me that you should try basic. The first time I went to BASIC I was in a wheelchair”

The virtual reality system that Shannon has used to help with her rehabilitation consists of a harness, treadmill and motion trackers.

“You put this harness on and I go onto the VR System and we do all types of different activity games which builds up my strength in my leg and arms ”

Since Shannon’s initial visit in August 2015, she has made remarkable progress.