In April 2016 Alastair suffered a brain haemorrhage. At 57 he had only just retired and was looking forward to enjoying some well-earned time with family and friends. He spent a total of 10 months in hospital recuperating.
Read Paul's story to hear why he's taking part in the Walk Your Way summer marathon challenge.
For many stroke survivors getting their life back on track means overcoming life changing disabilities and emotional difficulties. We support stroke survivors to regain their independence.
After his grandfather had two strokes, Dan Morgan pledged to give something back to the Stroke Association.
Young stroke survivor Emily Curry reflects on her life a year after her stroke.
Fundraiser Fiona Beavan shaved her head to raise money for the Stroke Association after her brother had a stroke.
After a stroke, around one in three people have difficulty speaking and understanding. This can be terrifying and isolating, particularly at Christmas time. The Stroke Association is helping stroke survivors who are lost for words. With your support this Christmas, even more people can rebuild their lives.
Are you ready to choose your challenge? Whether you’re a regular walker, new to endurance events or a seasoned trekker looking for new adventures – these are the events for you.
Claris Diaz, 32, originally from California, now lives in Cardiff and has devoted her life to stroke research after her childhood was affected by stroke.