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!
Hugh is all rugged up in Mons Royale merino ready to hit the slopes with Adaptive Snow Sports NZ! Sofia bringing her A-game to the slopes with Mons Royale!
Awesome effort from Hugh and Sofia during their Day 2 at Cardrona Alpine Resort, NZ. Wait a go team!
And a big shout out to Foundation North. We couldn't have done it without you :)
Mons Royale #MonsRoyale
Both Hugh and Sofia were real troopers today at Cardrona Alpine Resort, NZ as they were learning to alpine ski for the first time with the encouraging and supportive Adaptive Snow Sports NZ instructors and volunteers. Their top quality merino Mons Royale clothing was much needed to stay warm and snug. After a blissful night of rest and recovery at beautiful Edgewater Lake Wanaka, 2nd day of skiing is today. Woohoo!! We are all super excited about another fun filled day up in the snow 🤣🎿❄️
Hugh, Sofia, Adaptive Snow Sports NZ, Cardrona Alpine Resort, NZ, Foundation North, Young Stroke Thrivers Foundation made it into the Wanaka Sun. World famous in Wanaka, New Zealand 😊
Photo in the Wanaka Sun article by talented Jodie Rainsford Photography
Young Stroke Thrivers Foundation founder, Maria, was all too excited about Hugh and Sofia's upcoming Adaptive Snow Sports NZ at Cardrona Alpine Resort, NZ that she forgot to post her last day at Physio Fix on Friday. 12 weeks of physio later..
#15weekspostsurgery #arcillestendontransfer #21yearspoststroke #stroke#physio
#physiofix #rehab #patience
Click on the link below to read a Stuff.co.nz article about young stroke thriver Sofia's #stroke and her upcoming first ever alpine skiing trip to Cardrona Alpine Resort, NZ with Young Stroke Thrivers Foundation and Foundation North
Massey University conducted a recent survey about the experiences of younger stroke survivors in New Zealand. The aim of the study was to investigate the different problems that younger stroke survivors experience #poststroke.
- Lack of information was a problem experienced by a large number of the younger stroke survivors in this sample
- Limited information given after the acute phase regarding the rehabilitation process and what life would be like post-stroke
- An important take-away from this research is that younger stroke survivors in New Zealand experience a range of different problems including employment loss or disruption, problems with invisible disabilities and family life disruption.
- As stroke is commonly seen as an older aged disease; younger stroke survivor’s problems are often overlooked.
- Problems with invisible disabilities was rated as a significant problem.
- Employment loss or employment disruption, difficulty with self esteem,
difficulty with finances, reduction in leisure activities, family life disruption, lack of information post-stroke, limited access to community support services, difficulty returning to or beginning study, social isolation, problems with transport were rated as somewhat of a problem
- Post-stroke services should endeavour to acknowledge and address these different difficulties, as well as get to know the individual stroke survivors so that they feel heard and supported and believe that their problems have been validated.
#BeVisible #BeHeard #UniteForChange #PediactricStrokeAwareness