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Les Clarence
Family & Carers

Les Clarence

In 2011, Les Clarence’ fit and healthy 55-year-old wife Franziska suffered a stroke in her sleep.

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Fiona
People with Brain Injury

Fiona’s story

Fiona is one of the tenants at the Synapse Cairns Community Living. Before coming to the Synapse Cairns Community Living, Fiona was living in hospital in Townsville.

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Julie Clark
People with Brain Injury

Julie Clark

In February 1993, Julie was working as a flight attendant when she began experiencing persistent headaches.

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David Trahair
People with Brain Injury

David Trahair

David Trahair has an acquired brain injury as a result of a fall at home.  David and his wife Nicki hold the Beans 4 Brains Fun Run annually. 

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David FitzGerald
People with Brain Injury

David FitzGerald

When David was 11 years old, he acquired a brain injury through a horse riding accident.

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Nick Lonie
People with Brain Injury

Nick Lonie

Nick Lonie is the former Chairman of Headwest. His brain injury occurred after he fell from the back of a moving ute.  

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Julian Saavedra
People with Brain Injury

Julian Saavedra

Synapse employee Julian Saavedra’s involvement with Synapse began as a volunteer during his recovery from a severe traumatic brain injury. 

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