Richard began to pursue his passion for photography after he had a stroke very suddenly at the age of 31 which left him unable to speak. He has shown amazing courage and motivation, working hard to recover some of his speech.

Richard has been unable to return to his job as a business consultant because of his aphasia, so has dedicated his time to volunteering for research projects instead, raising awareness of stroke as well as working on his photography. This fast became more than a hobby and he's now developing his talents professionally. His beautiful and captivating images capture his positive attitude towards his recovery.

Around one in three stroke survivors, like Richard, have difficulty speaking and understanding after a stroke, which can be terrifying and isolating. But with our support, people can find their voice again.

Find out how you can help stroke survivors who are lost for words.