Videos – inspirational accounts of what it is like to have a stroke and tips for recovery.
Here are a few personal stories about individuals who have been through stroke. Despite the mountain of troubles and problems caused by stroke, these courageous people continue to live joyful and productive lives.
Choose a video below, or simply scroll down and watch them all:
Daphne suffered a stroke and was in hospital for nine weeks. She was determined to go home and with the support of Southern DHB, she was able to. Watch Daphne’s story to find out more about her patient journey through Southern DHB.
(Southern DHB, 2018)
Viewpoint of a stroke survivor
Stroke survivor Rob provides a quick insight into his life and his use of Stroke Foundation of New Zealand services.
My stroke, my inspiration – Jacqui Hynd
Jacqui Hynd woke up in hospital not knowing how she got there... And not much was functioning: she couldn't walk, talk, read, write, or remember... Her brain went on 'stroke' (strike; pardon the pun). Barely surviving the operation, it has been a challenging 16 years to claim back her life, but she has accomplished much with perseverence and a wonderful sense of humour, and is still improving each day - a true inspiration for anyone.
Like many of us, Rukingi worked 24/7, pushing himself at the expense of his health. Unfortunately Rukingi’s experience reinforces the horrifying statistics that pin the average age of stroke occurrence in Maori to 56 years old – a conspicuous 15 years earlier than Pakeha.
Inspire – Rise above the challenge – Jacqui Hynd
"Rehab participation: Jacqui turns disability into capability."
(Murray Hynd, 2017)
"Dianna, a health worker who is Ngāpuhi, experienced a stroke one morning. Fortunately she knew the signs and got help fast. Because of this she has recovered well."
(Ministry of Health NZ, 2017)