When Amber was 19, she had several massive strokes. To save her life, she was put into a coma and had to have part of her skull removed to relieve the swelling on her brain.
After a year of rehabilitation, where she learned to walk and talk again, Amber began volunteering and is now an ambassador for us. Despite her aphasia, she regularly gives talks in schools, holds blood pressure events, and is a great support to other stroke survivors.
Around one in three stroke survivors, like Amber, 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.