Welcome to 2024, on behalf of StrokeInformation, we wish you good health and happy new year. The only suggestion / tip that I would love you to remember is “Never Give UP”. Over the time I have had since starting this fantastic journey and having met some wonderful fellow Stroke survivors, I have witnessed many miracles and they continue to happen.
Stroke survivors and their families often told things along the lines of ‘oh sorry, he only has 24 hours to live’ or “His hand is rendered useless” or “Sorry to say you will not walk again” or even the tried and tested dual response ‘Yeah, Im afraid you have reached a plateau, thats the best your are going to get” – I won’t start the year off by swearing but that is absolute codswallop, all the previous examples are real events and guess what everyone of those people didn’t accept what the professionals advised them and they did live, they still are with us, they did use their hand again and still continues to do so and as for the person who was told that they won’t walk again, they are, they’ve also took delivery of a mobility car and slowly they are getting their independence back.
I also would like to give a special mention to JB who came to us to get some help after his sister had a Stroke at 42, we intervened got her some compassionate attention to help in her recovery and thats what we do best. He recently messaged me wishing to make a donation and I said that he really didnt need to as the fact that he and his family are getting the support they need, thats the best news we could ever hope for but I have to quote what he replied back “I want to make a donation, I really appreciate everything you have done for *** and continue to do so, without your help and your charities help, Id hate to think where we would be now” 🙏