ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEWS
My name is Liz. I am mother to Adam, Ben and Phil; Grannie to Chris, Allix, Nieve, Joshua, Naomi and Austin and I am also Adam’s carer. My family and friends mean everything to me. I love…spending time away at my caravan with family and friends; collecting owls; canoeing; cross-stitch; laughing; reading and singing with my choir. My glass is very much half-full to overflowing!
My name is Suzanne, I had an ischemic stroke in July 2016 in Warsaw, where I was working as a learning consultant.
‘My name is Mark, I am 56 and I live in Boldon Colliery. I had my stroke in May 2012 and I was not able to work afterwards. I have issues with my short term memory, but my memory from events prior to my stroke and for general trivia is amazing! I love taking my dog Maxi for a walk, being around nature and watching the cricket.
Hi my name is Adam, I am 50 and had my stroke in May 2013. I was incredibly lucky to survive. The stroke has left me with some mobility issues and aphasia, however it has not taken my sense of humour! I love tigers, tea, listening to Queen, gardening, watching rugby and my family. ‘Me?...I’m an angel me!’
‘My Name is Barry, I am 69 and I had my stroke in July 2013. I love car boot sales and watching Antiques Roadshow, and any programme about cars or history. I read a lot of books on criminology.’
I am Jim, I had my stroke in 2012. I am cheeky, humorous and good lookin’! Family is everything to me.
I am 67 years old and had my stroke approximately 3 years ago. What has amazed me about the project is that stroke affects people in lots of different ways yet every single person in the group has put a positive spin on it. We might not be the fittest of groups but we are determined to succeed to show that stroke is not the end of life but the beginning of a new adapted life.
Hi I'm Steve. I'm a Service Co-ordinator with the Community Integration Team for the Stroke Association. I am a Stroke Survivor and Sunderland Supporter. I am involved with and passionate about clinical stroke improvement and research.