By Tristan Harris Friday 06 September 2013 Updated: 06/09 08:50
A REDDITCH stroke survivor will take part in the Step Out for Stroke walk next Sunday (September 15) and is urging other residents to do the same.
Stephen Wright, 57, suffered his stroke in 2008 and it changed his and his wife’s lives forever.
He lost the use of the right side of his body but has worked hard to battle back and is determined to complete next Sunday’s walk, which takes place in Sanders Park, Bromsgrove.
He said: “Simple things I’d taken for granted, like talking and walking were suddenly incredibly challenging.
“I’m proud of my recovery, but the last five years have been the hardest of my life.”
Last year Stephen became a volunteer at the Stroke Association’s Life After Stroke Centre in Bromsgrove and now helps other stroke survivors.
The event starts at 2pm and costs £7.50 to enter, with proceeds going to The Stroke Association.
For more information on the walk, visit www.stroke.org.uk/stepout or call 01527 903502.
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