Paul ran his own successful business as an IT consultant when he suffered a stroke at the age of 42. The physically active father of two young boys said his world went spectacularly pear shaped.
Paul was determined to move forward quickly in his recovery and credits his practise of martial arts prior to his stroke with helping him physically. However, Paul does experience cognitive issue like fatigue, sensory overload, short term memory problems and using incorrect words in conversation. He has had to scale his workload back significantly.
Paul is thankful for his second chance at life and would like to make a difference for other working age people with stroke. Paul found the majority of the information he was presented with was aimed at people in their retirement years, not his demographic.
Paul said it’s awfully difficult to map a path to your potential outcome when you literally don’t know where you’re going.