Car crash survivor talks about how his radio has helped him

A British Wireless recipient who lost his sight after being in a car accident has spoken about the comfort his radio brings.

Behzad says it was very difficult and scary when he lost his sight but the support he receives from British Wireless has helped him come to terms with it.

He has been visually impaired since suffering a stroke when he was in a car accident 30 years ago.

His vehicle crashed into a lorry and went under the wheels and he lost consciousness. When he came round, he couldn’t see.

The 65-year-old has had support from BWBF since 2013 and currently has one of our Sonata Plus+ internet radios, which he says gives him company and tranquillity.

Although he says he finds daily life hard as he’s confined to the house, having easy access to his radio makes a real difference.

He enjoys listening to Classic FM, Radio 4 and Radio 3 and also takes advantage of the many podcasts which the player can access.

Behzad says he has a job to sleep sometimes so he listens to his set at night as well and finds it very easy to use.

“I was working as a mechanic when I lost my sight,” he says.

“It was very difficult and scary. I lost something very precious and you can’t get over it – but you cope with it.

“The radio makes a lot of difference – I’m constantly listening to it and it passes the time and I don’t think about anything else. I just listen to the radio and concentrate on that.

“It won’t replace my eyesight but it has helped.”