Let's focus on what we can do!

By Disabled People for Disabled People

Let's focus on what we can do, not what we can't!

Online Platform By Disabled People for Disabled People

Let's focus on what we can do, not what we can't!

Online Platform By Disabled People for Disabled People

  • Home
  • >
  • Aphasia
  • >
  • 25-year-old stroke survivor adds voice to national campaign – Oxford Mail

25-year-old stroke survivor adds voice to national campaign – Oxford Mail

Thursday, 23 November, 2017

25-year-old stroke survivor adds voice to national campaign – Oxford Mail

A 25-YEAR-OLD stroke survivor is adding her voice to a national campaign to raise awareness of complications that can be caused.

Ellis Elliot, who lives in Cowley, is one of the thousands of people nationwide living with communication difficulties after a stroke.

The former project manager at a research council was undergoing open heart surgery in April because she was born with a congenital heart defect and has two replacement heart valves, when she suffered a stroke.

This left her with partial paralysis in her right arm and a communication difficulty called aphasia, which affects the production or understanding of speech.

She said: "After my stroke, I was lucky to have my mum by my side at all times, but it has still been a struggle.

"I couldn't use my hand to write anymore, and just saying ‘hello’ was stressful.

"I feel like I am improving each and every day, though.

"I still get frustrated that I struggle to do simple things that we take for granted, like calling a friend or being able to having a spontaneous conversation without having to pause to think about your words.

Read more at: http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/yourtown/oxford/15673598.__39_Even_a_25_year_old_can_have_a_stroke__39___Story_of_a_young_stroke_survivor/

Categories :
  • Aphasia
  • Latest Headlines
  • Personal Stories
Socials :

Recent posts