This video shows how a 19 year old lass handles her stroke and what she has accomplished since suffering a stroke. In Canada 50,000 people suffer from a stroke every year; this means that there is one stroke every 10 minutes. Altogether 315,000 people are affected by a stroke in their family.
This lass could not speak correctly or do maths. Her hope to go to university seemed shattered. Her mother was her ‘rock’ and her full time caregiver. They focussed on rehabilitation to recover. Like many caregivers, her mother could not even imagine how a person could hope to recover if they are on their own.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada helped them and gave them hope for the future. Now Janel is a doctor and happily married – there can be a fulfilling life after a stroke.
Tips and Hints I too, have discovered that there is life after a stroke. Three years later, I still cannot read more than a few words at a time and still get confused with numbers. But I am able to write and have written a book about my stroke recovery; I can still do my silk paining (I recently won the inaugural Stroke Foundation Creative Award for my art work and book); and I can still train my beloved dogs (though I cannot show my young guy as I do not have sufficient balance to get me around the ring). NEVER give up hope – be positive and set yourself goals to reach and you will be amazed at just what you can achieve.
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