In Jersey alone each year over 125 persons will suffer a Stoke. Young, old, male and female, students and professionals, place in society does not matter, a Stroke can and will affect someone you know personally or a friend, acquaintance or colleague. This condition does not discriminate. It is a condition that can kill or leave permanent disabilities and conditions requiring rehabilitation such as Asphia (loss of speech), paralysis or impaired senses such as sight and other long term conditions.
Of all those who suffer a Stroke it is known 1/3 will not survive, 1/3 will rehabilitate and be able to continue an active life and 1/3 will require continued support and medical attention for life. In Jersey we have survivors from as young as 13 years old who have benefited and continue to benefit from our services. The services we provide are funded by donations and fundraising efforts.
In Jersey Stroke is the single biggest killer of women. A shocking statistic however a true statistic and one the Stroke Association is all too aware of.
The Stroke Association strive to provide support and care , education and awareness of preventative measures as well as raising funds to ensure the service we provide is maintained in Jersey and continues to improve and grow. We currently have a network of volunteers who work tirelessly to bring Stroke to the forefront of the local community and also work hard to raise funds. With the assistance of the Information and support team of 2 in the island our work is somewhat cut out for us and we are looking forward to making an impact in 2013 in raising awareness funds and in turn the services provided.
Our latest fundraising project saw 112 islanders successfully cycling from London to Paris in 3 days to raise awareness and funds. Islanders who were stroke survivors, friends and family and colleagues of survivors all took part in this fantastic challenge.
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