No man is an island. And no disease brings the need for NOT being an island, even if one so wishes, more shockingly to the front than a Stroke.
In a matter of minutes, the whole life of both the Stroke Survivors as well as their immediate families changes. Roles not even considered are thrust upon one and matters one is unaware of or has not given any thought so far suddenly become center stage. And Support in all aspects of life becomes very, very essential.
In India the situation is worse than in advanced countries. Stroke Awareness is dismal, to say the least, no systematic Support Groups exist and Government Assistance has its own limitations.
In such a scenario it is primarily upon the public to help themselves. The good aspect is that most facets about Stroke – its Causes, Consequences and Treatment – can benefit immensely from sharing knowledge, expertise and experiences, although each Stroke is unique by itelf.
This Website is an initiative to provide such support. That is possible only if many. many like-minded people come forward to support the Cause.Hence, if you – or your family / friends are in anyway interested in or impacted by Stroke, we request you to join in our efforts towards this noble Cause ( and no, your efforts will NOT require money 🙂 ). You can help in the following ways :
a) Subscribe to this Website
For the same, Register Here ! ! You can also subscribe using your existing “Social ” ids.
And you will get occasional updates on what is happening here.For this purpose please save “firstname.lastname@example.org” in your address book so that mails from the same are not treated as Spam. You are strongly requested to share those updates at all places such as Facebook, your Friends Groups etc.- who knows, you may help someone !
This Website is the main repository while at other sites some posts may not be shared.
As a member of the Website you can also comment on various Posts as well as ask for more advise. Besides, you can also start discussions / respond to those on the Stroke Support Group forum. we request and encourage your active participation.
b) Share the Posts on this Website with your Social Networks
Each post carries sharing buttons for the purpose and we request you to make liberal use of them.
c) Like/Join us on our various “Social” pages
Some of articles, posts are also shared on those and in you are a member of the same sites you can very easily share from the same to your Social Networks in turn. Presently, you can find us on :
Twitter : https://twitter.com/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/
And we humbly request you to join us on all channels you can and share as much as you can amongst your Social Networks in turn. Awareness of this terrible malaise is very important as when Stroke happens, seconds count !
d) Share your expertise , knowledge and experiences !
If you have expertise on Stroke and its complications – or simply have your experiences to share on the subject as a Stroke Survivor or Caregiver, please contact us and we will get back to you. We are developing a separate section on Inspirations where we feature experiences of Stroke Survivors / Caregivers which can serve to encourage others. If you want to write regularly on this Website on Stroke aspects, we welcome you for the same !
e) Join us in our Offline Efforts
We plan to have various Stroke Survivor and Caregivers meets, Stroke Awareness Drives , Stroke Support Groups in different cities . Sometimes, even a sympathetic ear can make a lot of difference. If you are subscribed to our Website, you will be advised of these efforts as they take shape.
f) Any other ideas, thoughts and information
If you have any idea to encourage and help us further , DO share the same via the Contact Page along with your Contact Coordinates. We will get back to you.
Thanks VERY MUCH for reading through ! I am confident with your support and good wishes together we can certainly reduce the impact of this terrible malaise.
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