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There are more than 100,000 strokes in the UK every year; and it’s probably more than double that number of people who will have their lives turned upside down when you consider family and friends too. Your donation will go to your local community, helping stroke survivors and people affected by stroke in your local community to get the support they need and deserve.

This is Jane’s story, a stroke survivor in England:

“I’m a very proud Mum of four wonderful children. Life is busy and hectic, like most other families, and I’m usually prepared for most things – but I wasn’t prepared for the day I had a stroke.

Stroke strikes in seconds

My stroke came completely out of the blue. It was the scariest time of my life – I had no idea what was happening to me or what to do. I do know, however, that I was extremely lucky to survive – I have slurred speech, no feeling in my right arm and a severely weakened right leg but I am alive and my kids still have a Mum.

I needed help and support

I have an amazing family who are incredibly supportive to me, yet I still felt alone. I had no one to talk to who understood what had happened to me and how I was feeling – I constantly felt anxious and paranoid. So I called the Stroke Helpline, available to everyone affected by stroke in England and the rest of the UK. It was unbelievable how just one conversation helped to alleviate my anxiety, simply by sharing practical advice and reassurance that what I was feeling was perfectly normal.

Stroke services are an essential part of recovery

By making a regular donation we can all make a huge difference in the fight against stroke and helping those affected by stroke to recover. The Stroke Helpline helped me turn a corner in my recovery, and there are many other services that I will continue to rely on over the coming years as I get my life back on track.”

Thank you.

Donate now to help people affected by stroke get the support they need and deserve.

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All Figures are as published in State of the Nation, January 2016

Help fund vital stroke support services for stroke survivors in your local community.

We believe in life after stroke. Please help stroke survivors get the support they need and deserve by making a local donation.