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When a stroke strikes, part of your brain shuts down. And so does a part of you. Recovery is tough, but with the right specialist support and huge amounts of courage, the brain can adapt and people adapt to their new normal.
Every year, the Stroke Association hosts the UK Life After Stroke Awards to recognise and celebrate the lives of all those affected by stroke.
The awards are for people who have demonstrated inspirational courage in overcoming the devastating effects of stroke.
The awards also commend carers, volunteers, stroke clubs and groups and health professionals who are with stroke survivors every step of the way.
Courier readers who know someone who’s been inspirational to others, can nominate them for a Life After Stroke Award and share their story with The Stroke Association.
Whether they’re a stroke survivor, carer, volunteer, stroke club or group, fundraiser or a professional, nominate stroke heroes by Friday May 24 at stroke.org.uk/life-after-stroke-awards