By Jordanne Cliffe, 19-Jan-2012 15:42:00
Profits from the 'Super Star' Necklace will go to Different Stokes Charity, helping young Stroke survivors everyday.
Different Strokes is a UK based charity, providing practical support for younger stroke survivors. Visit the website at http://www.differentstrokes.co.uk
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Stroke is the single largest cause of disability in the United Kingdom. 150,000 people suffer a stroke every year - 25% of these are under retirement age.
Recovery and rehabilitation from stroke present particular challenges for the younger survivor. One day fit and well, the next moment disabled. The stroke survivor must come to terms with physical and emotional changes as well as significant lifestyle adjustments - mobility, job, income, dependence, relationships - everything changes.
With 75% of strokes affecting those aged over 65, current provision inevitably focuses attention on the older stroke survivor. The specific and complex needs of the younger and the more active stroke survivor have not received the full attention that they deserve.
Before Different Strokes, there was no single organisation able to provide the comprehensive support service that younger survivors need.
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