By Tristan Harris Friday 06 September 2013 Updated: 13/09 13:29
A STROKE survivor and volunteer at Bromsgrove’s Life After Stroke Centre is urging residents to take part in a walk for the charity which takes place at Sanders Park on Sunday (September 15).
Stephen Wright, 57, suffered his stroke in 2008 and it changed his and his wife’s lives forever.
He lost the use of the right side of his body but has worked hard to battle back and is determined to complete next Sunday’s Step Out for Stroke stroll.
He said: “Simple things I’d taken for granted, like talking and walking were suddenly incredibly challenging.
“I’m proud of my recovery, but the last five years have been the hardest of my life.”
Stephen became a volunteer at the Life After Stroke Centre and is doing the walk so he can help other stroke survivors who have found themselved in the same situation as him.
Claire Benfield, The Stroke Association’s regional fund-raiser, said she hoped as many people as possible would take part in Step Out for Stroke and help make it an event to remember.
The event starts at 2pm and is £7,50 to enter, with proceeds going to The Stroke Association.
For more information on the walk, visit www.stroke.org.uk/stepout or call 01527 903502.
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