My advice to young stroke survivors

Jenny McAllister is a young stroke survivor and the creator of StyleAbility, a business that is dedicated to making mainstream fashion inclusive and accessible. Jenny had a stroke at the age of 21.

In this video Jenny McAllister talks about the advice she would give to young stroke survivors. “There have been so many people have gone through this who know that you will get through it. You will have a wonderful life. It may not be the life you had planned or you had hoped for, but I always try to focus on what I have rather than what I don’t have. I always try to focus on what I can do, rather than what I can’t.”

Some of the topics discussed will get you thinking about your own experiences. If you feel any distress, talk with someone you trust—perhaps a family member, friend, or your doctor. If you need support, information or advice StrokeLine’s health professionals are available 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, AEST. Call StrokeLine on 1800 787 653 or email strokeline@strokefoundation.org.au. Lifeline is available 24 hours a day on 13 11 44.

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