An England soccer fan battered right into a coma by using Russian thugs has published how the assault left him with a permanent mind injury.
Stewart grey, 50, now struggles with continual fatigue, memory loss and weak point on the right hand side of his body.
He doesn't be aware anything else about what came about to him, and even travelling to France for Euro 2016.
Father-of-three Stewart, from Leicester, informed Metro.co.uk: 'It's loopy how the brain takes care of you. I've forgotten the entire incident.
'The next issue I be aware is being in health center in Leicester. I don't bear in mind anything else about the hospital in France however I spent 4 or 5 weeks there.'
'apparently, i was additionally in Leicester Royal Infirmary however I don't bear in mind anything at all. the primary thing I bear in mind is being in Leicester conventional hospital.'Stewart volunteering on the Headway charity store (photograph: Headway)
chums and newspaper reviews helped him piece together some of what happened, with the previous production planner realising he had been attacked with a steel bar and a chair, from the front and lower back whereas anticipating England's opening match in opposition t Russia.
It took place right through sustained violence in Marseille, when Russian 'ultras' travelled to France with the intention of starting concern.
He's nevertheless a season ticket holder at King vigour Stadium the place he watches his liked Leicester metropolis play.
'however I don't believe my lady friend Sarah will ever let me go abroad once again for an additional video game,' he provides.
'My existence absolutely modified after my mind harm,' he noted. 'i do know that I'll on no account be the "historical" Stewart again, and that's k. however for my very own sake, I wish to try and regain some aspects of my historical life.Stewart now volunteers at this store twice every week(image: Headway)
He has rebuilt his existence with the support of volunteering at a local charity store run through mind injury charity Headway.
'Normality for me earlier than my harm was a full-time job and that i believe volunteering is the closest thing I'll ever get to working once more, so I'll continue to do it for so long as i will."
He shared his story as a part of Volunteers' Week, saying: 'i know what it's like to live with a brain harm and i wish to do anything else in my vigour to support others like me.
'I peculiarly fight with my reminiscence but volunteering has helped with this. i know that if it's a Tuesday or a Thursday, I'll need to make my method to the store. It's become this kind of events for me now.
'If I wasn't volunteering I'd likely simply be slumped on the couch watching daytime television.'