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 itself.
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. You can help in the following ways :
a) Please provide all your inputs in the Form hereunder for us to take appropriate actions on.
For instance, you may :
– Be aware of present employment / business opportunities where stroke survivors may earn a living while contributing to the economy.
– Know of companies that have ongoing programs of hiring the disabled to make them productive.
– Be aware of Government / private grants that may be used to help raise stroke awareness and stroke affected.
– Wish to donate in kind – for instance, aids for handicapped, wheelchairs, implements for physiotherapy, books that may help.
– Wish to donate cash – all such donations may be made by cheque to our registered NGO Nav Anubhuti and will qualify for tax exemptions under relevant laws . Bank Transfer details will be provided upon your asking for same.
– Want to volunteer your services on an ongoing basis : For this, please use this link instead, thank you !
– Or anything else you feel may help us in our mission.
b) Subscribe to this Website
For the same, please use this form here, asking to be added as a subscriber. To avoid spam, users are only added manually by us.You may also be able to subscribe using your existing “Social ” ids.
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/channels some posts may not be shared.
As a subscriber of the Website you can also comment on various Posts as well, should you so wish.
c) Share the posts on this Website amongst your Social Media networks, friends etc.
Each post carries sharing buttons for the purpose and we request you to make liberal use of them.
d) Like / Join us on our various Social Channels as mentioned hereunder.
Some of articles, posts are also shared on those and in case 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 join us as under.
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 HINDI Page : https://www.facebook.com/strokesupporthindi
Facebook Group : https://www.facebook.com/groups/strokesupportindia
Twitter : https://www.twitter.com/strokesupportin
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/strokesupportindia
Pinterest : https://in.pinterest.com/strokesupportindia/
YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/c/StrokesupportInIndia
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 would like to share your experiences as a Stroke Survivor or Caregiver regularly on this Website, 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.
e) Join us in our Offline Efforts
Going forward we will 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 ( or any other Channels as above ) , you will be advised of these efforts as they take shape.
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.