No (wo)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. Good recoveries are possible. But that needs consistent and determined efforts from the stroke survivor, motivated and helped by the caregivers ( families) as well as specialists such as physiotherapists, Speech Language Pathologists, psychiatrists etc. as needed.
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 and our other initiatives aim 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 :
All donations may be made by Electronic Funds Transfer / Cheque by resident Indians to our registered Non-Governmental Organization Nav Anubhuti Welfare Society ( www.navanubhuti.org). Donations are deductible from your income under Section 80 (g) of Indian Income Tax Laws. Under this section 50 % of the amount donated may be reduced from your taxable income. The upper limit of donation is 10 % of your taxable income.
a) By Electronic Funds Transfer
Details for same are as under :
* Account : Nav Anubhuti Welfare Society
* Bank : HDFC Bank
* Branch : K. G. Marg ( Kasturba Gandhi Marg ), New Delhi 110 001
* Account No. : 00031450001119
* RTGS/NEFT/IFSC : HDFC0000003
While donating , please DO mention in the Payment Website’s description ( or equivalent ) field that the donation is for Stroke Support India so that funds donated may be used accordingly.
b) By Cheque
* In the name of : Nav Anubhuti Welfare Society
* Mailing Address : Hardeep Sodhi, D-41, Pocket P-3, Greater Noida 201308,
* Please write at the back of cheque : ‘ For Stroke Support India ‘
For both above cases, please do contact us with relevant details ( you may use the form in (b) hereunder for the purpose, or by any other means ) so that we may properly track the donation. In case you want a receipt for tax purposes, please also mention your PAN and full mailing address in the form in (b) hereunder. Further, for our records sake we will ask for your PAN Card Copy and a letter with transfer details, upon receipt of the donation. Template for same will be sent to you at the time.
To see a list of some present donors, please click here. We are very, very grateful to them for their generous support.
b) 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.
– 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.
c) Subscribe to this Website
For the same, please use this form here, asking to be added to our WhatsApp group, and you will be added as subscriber to this Website as well using the email id you provide therein. To avoid spam, users are only added manually by us.You may also be able to subscribe yourself using your existing “Social ” ids.
You will get occasional updates such as News Letters on what is happening here. For this purpose please save “firstname.lastname@example.org” and “email@example.com” 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.
d) 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.
e) 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 help, encouragement , knowledge sharing and most importantly – hope – via:
** Telegram Global Stroke Support Group : https://t.me/strokesupportgroup
** Whatsapp Group: https://strokesupport.in/contact/
ALL other means to connect with us, including Social Media Groups and Channels on Telegram, LinkedIn, Facebook ( in many local Indian Languages) , Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube ; as well as means of Volunteering, giving Feedback, sharing your inputs etc. may all be found at :
Please DO have a look and join in wherever convenient as well as share.
Thank you VERY MUCH !
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 continuously thinking of ways to further our mission. For instance, we developing a separate section on Inspirations where we feature experiences of Stroke Survivors / Caregivers which can serve to encourage others. A podcast series is also being planned.
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 . Many times, 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.
If you have limited/No information about Stroke, its symptoms and consequences, we STRONGLY suggest you read at least one of the following before you leave this Website, as well as share the links with your friends and family. You may save someone from sudden death or being crippled for life !
* Be fast – Stroke Symptoms in English with Videos of Actual Strokes
* स्ट्रोक (आघात) – हिंदी में कुछ जानकारी
* In Gujarati – જ્યારે સ્ટ્રોક આવે ત્યારે BE FAST
* In Bengali – Be Fast – দ্রুত !
* In Odiya – ଷ୍ଟ୍ରୋକ: ମୃତ୍ୟୁ ଅଥବା ଶାରୀରିକ/ମାନସିକ ଅସମର୍ଥ