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Neil was a bright, sporty 13 year old who loved playing rugby and swimming. In late 2015, his life changed dramatically when he became suddenly unable to move his arm or speak at all. At hospital Neil’s family were told he’d had a stroke, caused by a rugby tackle a few weeks earlier.
Stroke survivor Ian tells us how joining a stroke group changed his outlook on life for the better, and shares his group's plans to Make May Purple. Explore our advice and ideas for accessible days out and our Helpline guidance on getting back to work after a stroke. Plus, find out how you can get involved in Step Out for Stroke.
The Life After Stroke Awards judging panel has the tough task of picking our inspirational winners. Each member of our diverse panel has been affected by stroke in some way, and all support the Stroke Association’s goal of wanting to change the lives of people affected by stroke.
Read tips on how to tailor your nomination for the Life After Stroke Awards.
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