Category: Personal Stories

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    Through a close family member, I have personal experience of Stroke and I am always keen to offer my support to Think Ahead. I was absolutely delighted when the ‘Local Business Group’ decided to adopt Think Ahead as a local Charity for us to support because they do a fantastic job supporting both Stroke Survivors […]

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    While at the races I got a really bad headache, bad enough for me to go to bed early that night and sleep straight through for twelve hours, unheard of for me. Sunday I managed the game of golf without incident, but then on the Monday the headache returned. I went to bed, but when […]

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    This particular evening I had gone to bed as usual but was woken at 3am with a severe headache. I was on my own in the house and whilst trying to get downstairs for painkillers and a drink of water I found myself disorientated and unable to see properly. At the hospital it was discovered […]

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    It was 2011 and we were going to visit family for Easter, we needed a couple of things so I briefly went out to do some shopping. When I returned I found Rex sat outside. He complained that he couldn’t feel his legs and although there were no other symptoms we realised it was serious […]

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    Paul Newton, Stroke Survivor and employed by Think Ahead Community Stroke Group as their Community Stroke Supporter, talks about how Stroke affected his life and how he’s progressed with Think Ahead.

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    In this video story Jean King talks about Think Ahead and her experiences as a Stroke Survivor.

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    Marlene is a Trustee of Think Ahead, after she joined Think Ahead with her husband, Derek, supporting him as his Carer. She talks briefly about how they found out about Think Ahead and how the group has helped them and others with the changes to their lives.

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    Marjorie is an active member of Think Ahead, becoming involved with the charity following her own Stroke. She talks briefly about her situation and involvement with Think Ahead.

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    Lynne talks about her life prior to Stroke and the huge impact this had on her. Following her Stroke she discovered a new talent for card-making and now volunteers her time by teaching these skills to other Stroke Survivors and Carers at Think Ahead.