When Sally Antrobus, 45 from Plymouth, had a stroke in December 2020, her daughters Molly, 18, and Lucy, 15, found their world turned upside down.
“Mum has always been so fit and healthy – this came as a complete shock to us all,” says Molly.
Sally was left with mobility problems which meant the whole family had to adapt to a new way of life. “We had to look after Mum,” says Molly. “We all had to chip in with the cooking and cleaning and everything around the house.
“It’s been stressful, but we make sure we talk to each other so nobody feels alone.”
With the support of her family and intensive physio, Sally is continuing to recover. “She has been a real inspiration,” says Molly. “Mum’s really shown us she’s stronger than anyone we know.”
Inspired by their mum’s determination, in April Molly and Lucy cycled 45 miles – a mile for each year of Sally’s age – and raised an incredible £12,000 for the Stroke Association.
Stroke News magazine
This article is featured in the summer 2021 edition of our magazine, Stroke News. Subscribe to our future editions available in print, on audio CD, or via email.