Weʼre raising £2,500 to help toward CHANCES 2019 where profits go to chosen charities mainly in aid of younger stroke survivors so we are doing a TEAM SKYDIVE!!!
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In 2016 I suffered 3 strokes followed by a forth stroke at some point between the scans in Dec.2016 and August 2017.
These strokes had a major impact on my life and more can be read in my story here that I shared via different strokes charity https://differentstrokes.co.uk/stories/jo-c-cross/
Since then I use my rehab to try and raise awareness and funds for people that helped me from rehab hospital to charities that supported me.
Music & festivals was something I missed greatly so we decided to do a mini festival fundraiser and it went well. So the event is back this year but need to fundraise to cover the costs so we can make as much money as possible for these causes.
I was going to do a skydive but was told I couldnt on medical grounds due to my strokes so put a plea out online & we now have a lovely bunch connect to CHANCES in some way who are taking on the jump in a CHANCES team skydive. We have members of our security, DJ, photography team and friends and family members involved in the jump and that makes it even more special because its people who really get what CHANCES is about.
Fundraising is tough but so is suffering strokes at a younger age because the lack of support is crazy. The system and stereotypes assume strokes only happen to older people who are in high risk groups and it simply isnt the case. Young, healthy people with no risk factors have strokes too.
The aftercare for a younger stroke survivor is shocking, forms are geared up for older people and access to rehab and funding to get your life back is scarse and somewhat of a postcode lottery and it shouldn't be the case at all.
So if you can support the skydive team in their jump I would be immensely grateful because the more support, means more funding which means more awareness and only that awareness will drive change and improve things for younger stroke survivors in their recovery. I never imagined it could happen to me and I dont want anyone else to go through what I did.
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The main charities and causes this years chances is supporting are Different Strokes Charity Help for heros Oxford Centre for Enablement The stroke Association Along with a donation to some.local causes including Enstone junior young farmers
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In 2016 I suffered 3 strokes followed by a forth stroke at some point between the scans in Dec.2016 & August 2017. More can be read in my story here via different strokes charity https://differentstrokes.co.uk/stories/jo-c-cross/ Now.i use rehab to fundraise & raise awareness.