April, Spring 2023, Firstly we would like to welcome our new members to our special club and I really do hope that you get everything you need from StrokeInformation. Recently I undertook an awareness session at an absolute divine group of gentlemen at Over Peover Mainwaring Probus Club and the chaps welcomed me and made me feel very comfortable as I delivered my latest session and to be honest the audience were very engaging and I actually took a lot of heart from it as the audience had a fantastic array of knowledge, from GP’s, Doctors, Radiologists, Bankers alike and there was one chap who was telling me that when he was growing up he was in area where a lot of the US troops were stationed during the war and he explained that a relative recently showed him a photograph of when he was about 8 years of age. Now in this photo, was a certain tall American boy and it transpired that it turned out to be a certain Mr James Stewart who became one of the all time great Hollywood movie stars, in fact he starred in one of my favourite films of all time, Its A Wonderful Life, where the aforementioned starred as Mr George Bailey. I was in awe and could have listen to him tell me tales of his youth all day and there was me, I was meant to be the one that was talking and explaining why I started StrokeInformation. One thing rings true, no matter what happens, no-one take take away your memories and that is what motivates me and I try and pass that on to everyone I meet. Make memories ….
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Unfortunately people do under estimate the day my life changed, its the day that I had a STROKE! me a stroke!!! The word stroke is a scary word and will always be a scary word and to have one as a healthy 42 year old was even more unbelievable, an ex footballer. A large bleed to the left hand rear side of my brain!! I know who would have thought I had a brain.
I hope inspire you as I really have taken that negative and turned it into a huge positive.
as a business leader, know that your people are human beings first, not your employee, Ask how they are feeling, not necessarily how they are doing and jump right in to the task at hand
mental and emotional recovery is way harder than the physical, Think before you speak to someone…everyone is going through something.
-lead with heart, compassion, kindness….it goes so much further and is all people are wanting right now. thats why at StrokeInformation we really can say #WeCareBecauseWeveBeenThere