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South Harting resident Caroline Levitt, 49, is on the road to recovery after a stroke left her unable to say a single word in 2013.
Caroline, a mum of four, woke up at 5am one morning unable to move or speak. Her husband Alex noticed something wasn't right and quickly dialled 999.
The stroke affected Caroline's movement in the right side of her body and her speech.
Caroline's husband, Alex, said: "Caroline's stroke was a huge shock to the whole family. When she came out of hospital she was unable to say a single word for at least three months, and her right side was completely paralysed. With help from the Stroke Association, Caroline taught herself how to do everything again. From reading to writing, cooking with her left hand, and to even been able to speak again, she's amazed us all."
Despite her stroke, Carolinehas been determined to find new ways to communicate again. Caroline's speech has made huge improvements, and she has gone on to set up a Forest School with her husband Alex, teaching young children about the outdoors on the farm where they live.
Caroline said: "Life is completely different since my stroke, but I'm not going to let it beat me. I'm taking my recovery one day at a time, and I'm so grateful to the Stroke Association for their help and support. In the future, I hope I can to do more in raising awareness of stroke, and helping other younger stroke survivors with their rehabilitation."
Posted on: 19/06/2016 Categories: Charity News
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