The path to recovery after stroke is not always straight-ahead. As patients and caregivers define a new normal, support from family and friends matters as much as it did in the time of a medical emergency.
Stroke survivor and CaringBridge author Christine Richards, of Wyoming, describes comments to her CaringBridge Journal posts as "hugs through the internet."
Appreciating the benefits of support on healing, CaringBridge is now partnering with the American Stroke Association, whose mission is to teach the globe that stroke is treatable, and that ongoing support from loved ones is vital to recovery.
American Stroke Month is observed nationwide during the month of May to underscore the serious nature and high rates of stroke, raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of the condition, and ensure better care and support for survivors.
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