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The members of the Surprise Squad in yellow Pudsey Bear t-shirts with confetti

Roisin

Roisin holding a pudsey bear toy and wearing ears

Roisin, 16 from Derry/Londonderry, NI

When Roisin was 14, she had a stroke which caused her life changing disabilities. She spent three months in hospital and had to relearn how to walk, talk and eat. Up until then she had been a healthy teenager who loved singing and performing. Since having the stroke, things can be quite difficult for Roisin as she isn’t able to do all of the things that she used to but her confidence is being rebuilt and she’s looking forward to being a part of the Surprise Squad. Roisin has been supported by Brain Injury Matters who deliver a youth empowerment project with funding from BBC Children in Need.

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