A talented teenager who aspired to be a professional football player was left in a coma for four months, after being hit by a car overtaking a bus when he was crossing the road. Charlie Fogarty, from Solihull, suffered a severe brain injury from the accident which led him to spend six months in a children’s rehabilitation centre in Surrey.
Changing lives one
speech at a time
Charlie now tours English football clubs, schools, universities and corporate events as a inspirational speaker, and dreams of one day being a part of the Great British Paralympic Football team. Before the road accident in 2012, Charlie had finished a four-year stint at Birmingham City FC’s Academy and was trialling for Milton Keynes Dons, but his life was turned upside down by the accident. Charlie had to learn how to talk, walk, dress, and perform basic tasks again.