Dawn Minker, from Sandown, Isle of Wight, had a stroke when she was a baby. The stroke partially paralysed her tongue, causing speech and language difficulties. But thinking she wouldn’t understand, her family decided not to tell her.
Arlena is taking on the London Marathon to celebrate her grandmother, Ursula, who survived a stroke in 2011. Sadly, Ursula passed away in March 2020 after also suffering with dementia. Now, Arlena is running in her memory.
Ross Terry saw first-hand the debilitating and life-changing impact stroke had on his Grandparents. In their honour, Ross has taken on many challenges for the Stroke Association including his next venture in the 2021 London Marathon.
Stephen started running again after his partner, Justine, died from a stroke at just 46 years old. He formed #TeamJustine with his family, friends and neighbours, and decided to take on challenges in her memory.
In November 2016, Bhavin Gohil’s whole world changed when his wife, Sheetal, passed away after a second stroke aged just 37. Since then, Bhav has dedicated his life to supporting the Stroke Association and running in her memory.