Sam was a contract manager in Axis security. In 2014, he went on holiday to Ghana and this is when his stroke happened. He spent over a month in hospital in Ghana, then one day the doctors said it was okay to travel back. When he arrived back he stayed in Lewisham hospital for a month and was then discharged.
Sam was invited to see a performance by his friend Marek, who he met in Aphasia Reconnect, and after the performance, Melanie approached him and asked him to join.
‘The atmosphere is great at Brain Odysseys, everybody is inclusive. Through singing and acting, they helped me with my speech’.