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Jamie’s daughter, Blythe, attends a school
where there is a teacher whose husband had a
stroke. As an engaged parent volunteer, Jamie
met the teacher and became aware of their
families’ stroke experiences.
Initially, Jamie and the father joined a
stroke support group, but quit after several
sessions because the geriatric focus of
topics discussed did not match their needs.
Although the group meetings gave them
perspective about how to live with stroke in
later life, they found much of the feedback
depressing. However, the two survivors
continued to meet on their own, offering
each other strength and support as stroke
survivor parents of young children.
As we younger survivors seek support to
recapture our family roles, sometime our needs
are well served by the thoughtful compassion
afforded by a single friend.
The Hancock family (l to r): Andrew, Blythe, Jamie and Ken