Stroke Stories is a new podcast dedicated to giving a voice to survivors of stroke, as well as their friends and family. Created by stroke survivor and LASA Judge Mark Goodier, each episode features interviews with a different stroke survivor. They describe their experience of stroke, the impact it has had on their lives and the ways they have adapted in order to cope with its effects.
Listen to each person describe the ups and downs they have faced on their road to recovery, as well as incredible stories of support, bravery and resilience.
The podcast features stories from people of all ages and abilities, including:
Nick and Jo Cann
Nick had a stroke when he was 50. After the stroke he found that there was a lack of support in his area for him and other stroke survivors. Despite suffering from aphasia, Nick speaks at events across the UK to raise awareness of stroke, and has also set up a support cafe meet up.
Listen to Nick and Jo's story here
Sarah and Joanie Scott
At age 18, Sarah had a stroke during one of her English classes at school. Her mother Joanie also had a stroke a few years later. In this episode, Sarah and Joanie explain how they supported one another throughout this difficult time in their lives.
Listen to Sarah and Joanie's story here
Connor and Sarah Lynnes
As a result of an injury he had whilst playing rugby, Connor had a massive stroke at just 14 years old. Connor has now set up his own foundation, to help other young survivors of stroke and brain injuries.
Listen to Connor and Sarah's story here
Glen had a stroke at age 47, which impacted on his ability to talk and move. Despite these challenges, he has now run two marathons as well as other races on his journey of recovery.
Listen to Glen's story here