It is 10 years since I suffered a severe traumatic brain injury at the age of 15 whilst crossing the road on my way to the cinema.
I know first hand how difficult it has been to get the necessary support and help I have needed at times which is why I have started The Charlie Fogarty Foundation to mark this occassion and raise money to support other people who may need additional help and support at some stage in their life.
As well as this The Birmingham Children's hospital saved my life and I spent 4 months here until I was transferred to The Children's Trust in Surrey, where I spent another 6 months and their expert care helped me to learn to walk, talk and do everyday tasks which are often taken for granted.
Please help me to reach my goal and do something positive on the 10th year since my accident.
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.