Angie’s story

My Father had a stroke in 2018.  Fortunately he got to hospital FAST which enabled him to get clot-busting treatment to reduce the disabling effects of his stroke – he was able to walk again.  This treatment, ‘thrombolysis’ is now being used widely in Scotland and across the world thanks to research undertaken by many including world-leading Scottish stroke researchers.

As a result of the pandemic, the Stroke Association has had to halve its budget for stroke research. This is a concern as I know that research saves lives and improves stroke recoveries. No-one wants to have a stroke or live with its effects.

And as stroke numbers continue to rise, the need for stroke research has never been more vital.

I have seen the devastation of stroke as well as the treatment breakthroughs, and believe stroke research can and will let people live the best life they can.

Angie MacLeod is a stroke survivor who works for the Stroke Association in Scotland, but is writing here in a personal capacity.

About Eric Sinclair

Writer, stroke survivor, whippet owner, music lover, charity volunteer
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