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Haide grew up in the Philippines, and then she went to Lebanon in 1995 to be a domestic helper. Then in 2000, the family she helped in Lebanon had grandchildren and she moved to the UK to be a nanny for them. In 2011, she had a stroke and was in St Mary’s and Charing Cross hospital for 3 weeks. She joined SpeakAbility and Headway, and then started a volunteering job at Brain Association where she visits people in their homes. In 2014, Haide had another stroke. In 2016, Haide joined Rosetta Life, did the 12-week programme and became an Ambassador. Since then, in 2020, Haide had a third stroke.

‘Brain Odysseys helps me because they make me happy. I know people want me there and I made friends. I have been able to visit hospitals and medical centres like Pulross centre, and help patients there too’.