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Teen+ Toolkit 2018-02-20T16:02:11+00:00

Resources for Young Survivors

We know how important it is to provide information that caters to the unique needs and wants of stroke survivors in their teens and early twenties. We have been working alongside younger stroke survivors to create resources that we hope will help survivors aged 13 – 25 to navigate life post-stroke and to let them know that they are not alone on their recovery journey.

” I will never let this disability define me. Growing up, I did not fully understand what had happened to me. In school, I was clueless to why I could not run as fast as everyone else, or why I had to wear an arm and leg lycra sock. Due to this confusion, I beat myself up everyday because of the stroke. I hated myself and envied all the children who I would rather be.”

Read Baileys Story

“My advice for anyone who has recently has a stroke is take things slow, don’t rush recovery and celebrate each step that you take as it’s a step closer to where you want to be and away from where you were yesterday.  Stay strong and smile!  You can do this.”

Read Connor’s Story

“Recovery was one of the hardest things I have ever done both physically and mentally.  I kept a diary of my progress which allowed me to look back to where I started if I was feeling down or had a bad day with no improvements.”

Read Lauren’s Story

Oli's stroke story - stories of young stroke survivors

“I have been able to go to University and complete my degree and live my life as I would have done before my stroke. I try to focus on the positive and not the negatives.”

Watch Oli’s Story