25 year old Jack Martindale is lucky to be alive. Hit by a speeding car in the early hours of New Year’s Day almost five years ago, Jack’s skull was smashed into thirty pieces. For three months he lay in a coma, hooked to a life support machine. Consultant Simon Holmes, the surgeon who worked on Jack at The Royal London Hospital, says: “No one expected Jack to wake up. He is a remarkable young man who made a Lazarus-style recovery.
“Battling a Brain Injury – The Life That Jack Built’ is the extraordinary account of how Jack came to terms with his injuries and eventually rebuilt his life, finishing his degree with a 2:1 only three years after the tragic accident.
Jack says of his book: “It’s not like a medical journal. It is an accurate account of the problems that I have and what went wrong with me, but it is not from a medical perspective. It’s more subjective. I don’t shy away from anything that happened to me.”