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Richard Gallon

Fiona

I am an ex- teacher.  In 2018 in February I had a stroke. I was at the hospital when a second episode happened and was thrombolised pretty quickly. My face fall and would tick, my left side weakened, my speech was muddled, and sometimes touretteey,… Read More »Fiona

Colin

I was born 1950 in Leicester, moved to Henley-on-Thames aged 10. Boarding school followed by University in France. Running my own Organic Honey import company from age of 25. Very keen sportsman, rugby, golf, squash and skiing. Rugby referee for many years. So due to… Read More »Colin

Marcus & Rose

Marcus The is two year stroke. I am aphasia. Difficulty forming complete sentences. My uncoordinated: one foot, legs: one arm. My coordinates more song is same. I am gone Opera! Rose  My name is Rose, wife to Marcus. Marcus had a stroke end of June… Read More »Marcus & Rose

Hazel

I had my stroke about a about year ago in 2019. This meant I lost my  speech and reading and writing. I found the Rosetta Life Odysseys group wonderful, they could talk to me, with patience and understanding. Even allowing me to help others with… Read More »Hazel

Julie

I had my stroke 8 years ago at the age of 44. Before my stroke I worked in a Bodyshop Repair Garage. My duties were collecting and delivering vehicles, talking to customers/suppliers and generally running the office, including workers wages etc. My stroke bought an… Read More »Julie

Andy

Before my stroke I was a morris dancer and I played bass guitar in a Ceilidh band. That was one of my big motivations to recover, to be able to play music and dance again. Now, twenty one years later I still dance the Morris… Read More »Andy

Pete

I unfortunately experienced two strokes in 2015. The that same year I lost my wife Sarah to ischaemic heart disease, R.I.P. She only was 52 and so full of life. This had a profound effect on me and my lifestyle, which I believe was the… Read More »Pete

Georgina

Hi my name is Georgina, wife and mum to 3 young children. I had my stroke in May 2019 aged just 28 years old, due to a neck injury. This came as a huge shock and although it has been a  devastating and challenging life… Read More »Georgina

Janice

I am Janice and I had a stroke in 2017. I attended a Bristol After Stroke Wellbeing Day and this was where I first heard about Stroke Odyssey. I wasn’t sure whether I would enjoy it but I thought that I would give it a… Read More »Janice