Spread Stroke Awareness and encourage Stroke Survivors and Caregivers !
A Stroke changes EVERYTHING …
About every two seconds someone suffers a stroke and about every five seconds someone dies from a stroke – regardless of age or gender !
Some latest data (2019) on Stroke:
– Second leading cause of death amongst persons above 60 years of age
– 5th leading cause of death amongst 15-59-year-old population
– Leading cause of disability worldwide
– 17 million people worldwide suffer a Stroke each year of which 6.2 million will die and 5 million will remain permanently disabled. 70% or more of Strokes occur in lower and middle income countries including India.
( – from http://www.stroke-india.org/)
And the survivors are either temporarily or permanently scarred by physical and/ or mental disabilities. Disabilities which take a severe toll not only on themselves but also on their immediate families as they struggle to provide love and care to their loved relatives in a scenario where even the Medical Fraternity has no clear cut answers sometimes. As said , Stroke is one of the BIGGEST disablers. Communication , Technological and Medical advances make it highly probable that a stroke victim will survive. Which in turn means a prolonged post stroke period of care . Care which involves the whole family. Which drains the whole family emotionally and financially – in a Country with NO Social Security System worth talking about.
Yet there IS Life and where there is life, there is HOPE !
Hence this Website.
Our Mission : To increase Stroke Awareness and Offer Hope and Support to Stroke Survivors as well as Caregivers in India, both Offline as well as Online.
We aim to provide :
– Vitally important Encouragement for both the Victims as well as the Caregivers and families.
– A Platform for sharing , supporting, cheering up and learning from each other.
– Moving further, on the ground support via Meetups, Seminars with Experts and whatever our resources may permit – sometimes by just holding hands and being there !
The Genesis of this Website is personal experience. And focus here is on sharing such experiences as well as those of experts, gathering support , courage and hope thereby. It is a wholly voluntary effort and if you would like to join in, please do !
PLEASE NOTE : This is NOT a Medically Competent Website, no such claims are made neither should be construed. Even though medical practitioners as well as stroke survivors may be occasionally offering support and advice here ( as well as associated Channels such as WhatsApp, Telegram etc. ) based upon their assessment and/or experience no obligation and responsibility accrues either to them or to us as a consequence. This is all the more important as each stroke as well as stroke survivor is unique. Hence , please ALWAYS consult competent Medical Practitioners – including your own treating doctors and proceed after exercising your own due diligence. Most of all DO NOT give up .
Further, this Site is a Work in Progress. Anyways you can contribute – ideas, suggestions, information, assistance- is most welcome. Please use the form provided at the Contact Page to initiate contact with us.
You can also join in via one/ more of the other channels as convenient to you, although this Site remains the ‘base’.
Join other Stroke Survivors, Caregivers and equipment/service providers for encouragement , knowledge sharing and most importantly – hope – via:
Whatsapp Group: https://strokesupport.in/r/wap
Telegram Group : https://t.me/strokesupportgroup
Telegram Channel : https://t.me/strokesupportin
Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/company/stroke-support
Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/strokesupportindia
Facebook Group : https://www.facebook.com/groups/strokesupportindia
Twitter : https://www/twitter.com/strokesupportin
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/strokesupportindia