When Sheila* was 9 years old the motor vehicle she was travelling in – as a rear seat passenger – was hit from behind. Sheila was flung through the windscreen, sustaining extensive head injuries, skull fractures and lacerations to her scalp and eyelid. Today, Sheila needs 24 hour care. She is unable to sit, stand and is wheelchair-bound with limited movement. She also can’t speak. The accident has had a profound and devastating impact on Sheila’s young life and the lives of her family members.
* names have been changed to protect client privacy