Angela Wright was 38 when she suffered a stroke. Doctors said she would never walk again, but she proved them wrong and has gone on to develop a program to help other young stroke survivors recover, mentally as well as physically, reports the CBC.
Ten years after suffering a stroke, Angela Wright is proving that it’s possible to have a full and active life as she helps other young stroke survivors move forward.
Part of her struggle though, she said, was finding peer support and programs to help her. The majority of stroke survivors are older patients and she said many resources are geared toward them.
She helped develop a program to help others in her situation called Young Stroke Survivors Learn, Engage and Achieve Potential, which has been adopted by the Stroke Recovery Association of British Columbia.