My name is Graham Light, l am 50 years of age and currently live on my own in the Benton area of Newcastle. When younger l engaged in all forms of sport and worked as a Highways/ Environmental Engineer for a National Civil Engineering Consultancy in their Newcastle office.
At the age of twenty one my career was permanently interrupted when l was diagnosed with a brain tumour. The subsequent surgery left me immobile on the right side of my body and visually impaired.
The personal struggle to seek to adapt and rebuild my life provided me with both invaluable experience and a drive to help others in the same or similar situations.
An integral part of my recovery effort included the continuance of my education and in this respect l managed to secure a BSc with honours .
My passion to improve the lives of visually challenged and the disabled lead me to be appointed a Trustee of Brainbox Acquired Head Injury Charity and a committed Volunteer for the Sight Loss Council.