2019 – April
Saturday 13th April 2019, I was very kindly invited by Michelle’s parents Linda & Frank along with Rick, Holly and Ryan to attend a fundraiser for Michelle, it was a race night at the Victoria Bowling Club in Offerton, Stockport and it was a real honour to go along and do a little talk about why I started StrokeInformation, ironically whilst I was there Linda introduced me to Lauren who’s dad has had a Stroke too and didnt know that there is help available (Thank you Linda for the introduction) I won’t go into detail but as much as a Stroke is drastic for the family, there is support out there whether its via the national charity or some of the smaller ones like ourselves and the more awareness and promotion of StrokeInformation will help people impacted by Stroke cope with the after effects of what as Stroke can do. Every Stroke is different and we believe that every recovery journey is different too.
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/strokeinformation-canoe – this is our very latest fundraising campaign so pease gt on board and paddle everyone to raise funds for StrokeInformation. Marc and his motley crew have decided to ditch the bikes that they cycled to Wembley last year and they are hopeful of beating last year’s amount by canoeing from Leeds to Liverpool – to keep up to date with the challenge, please click on the just giving link to see how they are doing.
Hello April 2019, the start of Spring especially now that the clocks have sprung forward – Thats another reason to be grateful for waking up in this sometimes crazy world. On Monday I was contacted by a son of a Stroke survivor in Stockport who is in a care home & he didn’t know who to turn to, his dad has lost the will to communicate, he doesn’t talk. So with his blessing, I went to see him at his care home today. I was greeted by someone that I actually went to school with and haven’t seen for almost 35 years after we got our pleasantries exchanged, I was escorted to Mr X’s room and I was introduced to him and I shook his hand and explained who I was & that his son should have discussed my potential visit….well after 5 minutes with him, with just him & I in the room, I managed to decipher that he is a city fan, his favourite player of all time was Georgie Kinkladze, he has lost touch with his relatives, mainly his sister, Pat and his 2nd cousin lives in Romiley. this chaps granddaughter is a nurse on the stroke unit, It just shows that should a bit of support from a speech and language therapist in the situation we are reaching the unreachable and forgotten voices in our society. I am not a miracle worker by any means but if we try it is amazing what we I just wish the powers that be, namely the hospital & the local CCG commission us on a trial, the results would be absolutely mind blowing. NeverGiveUp WeCareBecauseWeveBeenThere
You can now also donate direct to Michelle Wheatley’s Fund which is the official StrokeInformation Michelle Wheatley Fund by donating to account 10920320 sort code 205534 reference 0501003543 – THANK YOU