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Joey’s story

Every five minutes stroke destroys lives. Now more than ever, stroke survivors need our help.

Joey had a stroke at just 10 years old. The doctors had to put him in an induced coma and had no choice but to operate. 

Joey’s mum, Karen says: “I was terrified we were going to lose Joey. Around three weeks later, we were communicating with a printed out keyboard and I said: ‘You will get better Joey. You know that, don’t you?’ He started pointing to letters: D E T E R M…

“I was so excited I said: ’Are you determined you’ll get better?’ The sparkle in his eyes told me all I needed to know. That moment was a first glimmer of hope for us.


"You don’t know what’s around the corner. You never think stroke will happen to somebody you know. We were just a normal family and in ten minutes our lives changed. The Stroke Association helps families like mine to see that there is hope for the future."

This Christmas, your donation can help stroke survivors find hope, and take big steps towards rebuilding their lives.

Thank you so much for your support.

Donate £50
Could help fund groundbreaking research into stroke prevention, diagnosis and support.
Donate £25
Could mean the Helpline is there for families like Joey’s – giving them the hope and support they need to rebuild their lives.
Donate £10
Could help us provide group support to stroke survivors, giving them confidence and hope for their recovery.

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