WIN! The New York Times bestseller ' My Stroke of Insight' by well known and respected Harvard University-trained and published neuroanatomist, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor
WIN!! Type in your email address to join our mailing list on the comments below to go in the draw to win The New York Times bestseller ' My Stroke of Insight' by well known and respected Harvard University-trained and published neuroanatomist, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor. "A brain scientist's journey from a debilitating stroke to full recovery becomes an inspiring exploration of human consciousness and its possibilities."
The perfect Christmas present. Or why not treat yourself by keeping it for yourself! #GottabeintoWin
If you haven't seen her TED talk, please do. If you have, watch it again :)https://goo.gl/ytjZ1a
*Prize will be drawn on Tuesday 3 October as part ofStroke Week being 2-6 October, 2017 @12pm NZ time. Prize is for NZ residents only. Sorry! It gets a bit pricey sending it overseas.
Young Stroke Thrivers Foundation founder Maria's first walk, not stroll ;) 6months post surgery- tibial tendon transfer, calf lengthening tibialis posterior tendon lengthening
Here are a few photos of Young Stroke Thrivers Foundation founder Maria's first walk post surgery- not stroll ;) Today is exactly 6moths (24 weeks) after her tibial tendon transfer, calf lengthening tibialis posterior tendon lengthening surgery on April 6 at Mercy Hospital, Epsom. She said she found it very liberating to finally get out of the house and feel active again. A long way still to go but she is off to a great start!
#rehab #exercise #babysteps #onestepatatime #patience
#strokeofluck#21yearspoststroke #Nelson #MaitaiRiver #nature
"In 2013, Diana Hardeman was 30 years old. She was a vegetarian, a non-smoker, a surfer and the picture of health -- until she had a stroke." CBS Evening News
Click the link below to read and watch the full story:
Here is some key information from Harvard Medical School:~
"To some extent, especially in children and young adults, recovery is possible because of the brain's ability to compensate for damage in one area by working harder in another — by relying on alternate wiring for some functions or by rewiring around the injured site. When such rewiring isn't possible, rehabilitation techniques can help the brain recover function."
"loneliness or social isolation was associated with a... 32% higher risk of having a stroke"
Woooah!! Check this out... Young Stroke Thrivers Hugh, Sofia and Zoe hanging out with Snow Sports NZ Corey Peters (Paralympics New Zealand ski racer) AND Sam Lee (Ski racer turned freeride specialist) at Cardrona Alpine Resort
To experience the freedom of skiing= priceless. Thank you Adaptive Snow Sports NZ and volunteers!
--> Page 10 in the Wanaka Sunhttps://issuu.com/thewanakasun/docs/wanaka_sun_830
Want to know more about Corey Peters and Sam Lee? Head to--> https://www.snowsports.co.nz/…/our-adaptive…/corey-peters-2/
And Sam Lees page--> https://www.snowsports.co.nz/…/our-…/our-freeskiers/sam-lee/
#CoreyPeters #ParalympicsNZ #paralympins #freedomofskiing#freedom #removebarriers #snowshredders#InternationalParalympicCommittee #IPC#AdaptiveSnowSportsAthlete #SamLee #skirider #freerider#FreerideWorldTour #NZFreerideAthlete #SnowSportsNZ#AdaptiveSnowSportsNZ #athletes #MonsRoyale#CardronaAlpineResort
Sofia and Hugh made it into the Otago Daily Times yesterday wearing their ultra cool Mons Royale merino clothing. Woohoo!! Adaptive Snow Sports NZ at Cardrona Alpine Resort, NZ has strengthened their confidence and can do attitude in many a ways. We are super proud of them both! ⛄🎿👍
We shared our final Wanaka meal last night at the delicious Francesca's Italian Kitchen Wanaka with Hugh and Sofias family. Plus we had the extra bonus of having Andy from Black Peak Media joining us who kindly volunteered his time and skills during Hugh and Sofias first and last day of skiing. What a fantastic night we all had. Safe travels back to Auckland #Team.
Well done to our snow shredders Hugh and Sofia! It is their 4th and final day learning how to alpine ski for the first time in their lives today. Their empowering positive attitude with their confidence growing by the day while learning how to ski is such a milestone for them. Young Stroke Thrivers Foundation need your help in making this happen again for 2 more Young Stroke Thrivers, Winter 2018. Greatly appreciated big and small donations will help make this possible--> https://givealittle.co.nz/org/youngstrokethrivers
Thank you TVNZ 1, Seven Sharp, #FoundationNorth for helping create awareness. Children can have strokes too not only adults. And a big thank you to Stroke Foundation of NZ for putting in the time in making Seven Sharp happen.
*NEWSFLASH* Young Stroke Thrivers Hugh and Sofia will be on TVNZ 1 Seven Sharp tonight (Thursday 3 August), shredding the slopes at Cardrona. Paralympic stars in the making! 😁 🎿⛄❄️🌟⭐
Big shout out to Stroke Foundation of NZ for putting in the time in making Seven Sharp happen, #FoundationNorth or providing the grant for this project to take place, Adaptive Snow Sports NZ for all their support as well as past and present sponsors including...
Edgewater Lake Wanaka I Mons Royale I Cardrona Alpine Resort, NZ I New World Wanaka I Relishes Cafe I Francesca's Italian Kitchen Wanaka I Cinema Paradiso I Kai Whakapai Cafe I and so many many many more. Thank you, thank you, thank you as we wouldn't be where we are today without your support!
After 2 days of alpine skiing, it is time for a bit of rest and recovery for Young Stroke Thrivers Hugh and Sofia. They more than deserve it after all their hard work and effort up at Cardrona! It is the perfect day for a coffee and cake or delicious meal at Relishes Cafe, Francesca's Italian Kitchen Wanaka, Kai Whakapai Cafe or catching the latest movie at Cinema Paradiso. Maybe even squeeze in a bit of grocery shopping at New World Wanaka. They are spoilt for choice with so many kind and generous sponsors here in Wanaka, New Zealand. Thank you to each and every one of our our sponsors!