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By Beth Sharp Friday 06 December 2013 Updated: 10/12 09:49
AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD Bromsgrove girl who battled back from a stroke which left her unable to eat, speak or walk has been commended for her bravery and determination during her recovery.
Jazmin received the highly commended certificate from the Stroke Association at a special celebration held at Bromsgrove’s Hilton Hotel last Thursday (November 28).
At seven-years-old Jazmin suffered a Arteriovenus Malformation and went into a coma.
Due to internal bleeding within her brain she then went onto have a stroke - her parents were told to expect the worst.
When Jazmin regained consciousness, two weeks later, the entire of the left-hand side of her body had been affected.
Jazmin became determined to recover and defy all the doctor’s predictions - she amazed everyone and ended up leaving the hospital two weeks later walking hand in hand with her mother and a year later even returned to school.
Kitt and Triny, the proud parents who nominated their daughter for the award, said Jazmin had found it really challenging to understand what had happened and why she went from the top of the class at school to the bottom.
“She is constantly writing and practising her maths to get better.
“It has been very hard for her, the stroke has caused a complete change in her personality, which her friends found very hard, but she is so determined to get better.”
Charlotte Krivosic, Jazmin’s family support worker, who also nominated her, added: “Jazmin has taught everyone that life is for living and to make the most of what you have.
“She is an inspiration to everyone.”
The special evening was used to recognise all the achievements of the stoke survivors and carers, in the West Midlands, who were nominated in the 2013 Life After Stroke Awards.
Nominations for the 2014 Life After Stroke Awards are now open visit www.stroke.org.uk/lasa for more.
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