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Edward Ruskin

Edward (Stroke Survivor) driving End to end in 24 hrs.

Driving from Lands End to John o Groats in 24hrs for Bristol After Stroke because In 2014 I suffered 2 Strokes and the BASF helped

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  • Event: Driving from Lands End to John O Groats in 24hrs, 21 Jun 2017

Bristol After Stroke

We provide information, support & guidance to rebuild lives after stroke

Charity Registration No. 287554

Story

Thanks for taking the time to visit my Just Giving page.

My Story started in late 2014. I have been a life long car enthusiast even to the point of running my own business, repairing grp bodies on kit, race and classic cars.

November 2014, I came very close to loosing everything. 2 Stroke struck only 5 mins apart., followed by a brain haemorrhage 2 weeks later.. Within hours I was paralysed down my left side and within days the hospital predicted I would never walk, drive or work again. Life as I knew it  was over in a flash, just like 150,000 other people each year in.the U.K.

The fight back started right there on the hospital bed. 2 months later, a lot of physio and I was just about walking, so I was able to return home.

Much work in the gym  and with Bristol Area Stroke Foundation, I was able to gain more movement, independence and attempt the assesment to return to driving. There is only a 50/50 chance of driving after Stroke and for me it meant the world, especially in my career. 

I was successful in being able to return to driving, which has given me my life back. I now work and enjoy my independence once again.

My story is one of success, but for many other Stroke Survivors theirs is one of life changing results that leave them partially or totally dependant on others.

That's, where Bristol Area Stroke Foundation step in. Having used them to help me I have met their dedicated team.of professionals who work so hard with such passion to help Stroke Survivors like me  return to the best achievable outcome.

They help.others, but we need to help them with much needed funds. Please support me in my quest to raise money and help other Stroke Survivors return to a life that is worth living once again. 

Thank.you.

Eddie

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