Our first UK Stroke Assembly event in Northern Ireland took place on Monday 8 April 2019 at the Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown. 144 stroke survivors, carers, volunteers and stroke professionals attended this inspirational event, sharing experiences with like-minded people, influencing decision-makers and taking action on stroke.
In these three videos, Baz, Luna and Alisha tell us about their experience of stroke. Part of the Rebuilding Lives campaign.
Brian is rebuilding his life after stroke left him unable to speak, read or write and he was diagnosed with aphasia. He also had mobility problems.
Film-maker Lotje Sodderland (‘My Beautiful Broken Brain’; ‘Can You Rebuild My Brain?’) directed our Rebuilding Lives campaign. Lotje tells us what the campaign means to her.
Paul features in our Rebuilding Lives campaign. He was 40 years old when he had a stroke. During his recovery, Paul attended our Communication Support Service and soon became a volunteer Stroke Association Ambassador.
Erin features in our Rebuilding Lives campaign. Erin is adapting to her new normal after having a haemorrhagic stroke aged 29.
Max features in our Rebuilding Lives campaign. He had a stroke at his 7th birthday party. Find out how he's rebuilding his life after childhood stroke.
Luna features in our Rebuilding Lives campaign. She had a stroke aged 20, while studying at university. She now volunteers to raise awareness of stroke in young people.
Baz features in our Rebuilding Lives campaign. Baz had a stroke in 1992 and recovery has been long and tough. Over the course of 27 years of physiotherapy and speech therapy, he’s been slowly rebuilding his life.
Alisha features in our Rebuilding Lives campaign. She had a stroke aged 26. She was a primary school teacher at the time. Alisha’s stroke left her unable to read, write or walk. It also left her with aphasia.