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Blogs

By sharing their day-to-day experiences we hope that these blogs will inspire and encourage other younger stroke survivors in their recovery.  Finding out that other people are facing similar difficulties can help reduce feelings of isolation, and you might pick up some good tips and coping strategies.

If you write a blog or are thinking of starting one and would like it to feature on this page, please email info@differentstrokes.co.uk or ring 01908 317618 or 0345 130 7172.

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What It’s Like To Have A Stroke at 29
The frank and honest story of a young stroke survivor.
As a ‘disabled person’ it is all to easy to fall down the rabbit hole of what you can’t do anymore and forget what you can do, especially what you can do well.

www.strokeandgiggles.blogspot.com

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Mark’s Story
Mark’s experience of rehabilitation from stroke has inspired him to bring people with him on his journey. He launched the Bowra Foundation, which is one of the ‘Useful Links‘ on our website in 2019 to inspire resilience and an unrelenting pursuit of recovery.
https://youtu.be/YICbH0bVF8I

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The Invisible Side to a Stroke

Mark is one of our members and put together this short film about the hidden effects of stroke and the ones people forget about.

https://youtu.be/YICbH0bVF8I

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We Don’t Need Words – An insight into the mind of a stroke survivor’s wife

My name is Grace and I am 29 years old. My husband Finn had a stroke when he was 43 and has been left with significant aphasia.He struggles to express himself using words – both verbal and written – but also struggles to understand what others are trying to say to him.

https://wedontneedwords.blog

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Claire Withnall

“Before I got unwell I had a completely normal day and I just went to bed one night and woke up in hospital! I spent my 30th birthday here and it just didn’t and still doesn’t feel real. 
I couldn’t work as a solicitor again. “

https://a-semblance-of-normaility.blogspot.com/

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Tim had a Stroke

Tim had a stroke aged 42 in early March 2004.  He had 2 strokes that morning.  He hopes to update his blog monthly!

https://www.timhadastroke.com/

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Becki Cobb

Becki had a stroke on 27 February 2011 at the age of 21. She has just graduated from Brighton University.

http://lifestrokeadventures.tumblr.com/

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Anita Davies

Anita had a stroke aged 34. Since surviving her stroke in 2005 she is now looking forward to taking part as a crew member in the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race that starts on 1 September. Her part in the race begins in January 2014.

http://anitasailsagain.com/

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Eddie Pleban

Eddie had his stroke at a young 62. His blog is his journey since surviving his stroke in 2011. Eddie is also a Different strokes group co-coordinator for the Norwich group.

http://www.bantameddie.com/

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Peter Corfield

Peter had his stroke at 55. Peter hopes that his blogs give survivors hope!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVwEFnS7HjbO0yjysCvldRQ/videos

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