You may find it helpful and encouraging to read our stroke survivor stories, particularly if you have shared some of the experiences and are able to identify with emotions, feelings and issues raised. Knowing that you are not alone and that other people are also reclaiming their lives after stroke can help reduce feelings of isolation. It can also be useful to read about different coping strategies that other younger stroke survivors have used.
People often find that writing their story can be difficult but it can also be a cathartic and positive process, as it can help in reaching acceptance and moving forward.
If you would like to share your story, please email us. You are welcome to include photos and also a contact email address if you’d like people who read your story to be able to get in touch.
Clare Page I was 50 and very happy until I had a stroke on 12th march 2015, I was a top project manager in print and mail spending a lot of my time working in Dublin. I was also training for the London marathon for Alzheimer’s UK as mum has Alzheimer's and it was [...]
Amit Amin I'm 36 and work in Corporate Banking for Barclays as a Relationship Manager. One morning I woke up at about 2am feeling hot and bothered, got up to visit the loo and I just fell over. I managed to get myself to the spare room and stand in the window before falling asleep [...]