These stories were created by members of the Isle of Wight Stroke Club with the aim of sharing their experiences of life with stroke and within the care system. The Club is run by Stroke Survivors and provides aid for other Stroke Survivors and their Carers on the Isle of Wight.
Despite a layman’s interest in the brain and it’s workings, Bob is not prepared for the effects of a stroke and the threat to his concept of who he is. The Stroke Club helps his recovery and restores his sense of identity.
Teresa was obese for most of her life until a catalogue of chronic illnesses induced her to have a gastric bypass which led to a stroke… despite coping with the unseen effects of the stroke, the newly-thin Teresa revealed herself to be up for almost any challenge, surprising her family and herself by her determination.