Elizabeth Carter (elizabethc) was our very first StrokeConnect member when the site began in 2009.
She has contributed daily ever since as she strongly believes that sharing her story and life as a stroke survivor is so important for her own and other’s recovery! She resides in Newcastle, NSW with her partner and has seven grandchildren. Prior to her stroke she lived in New Guinea for many years and travelled to some really remote locations - often being the first white woman to do so.
She’s currently reading ‘the girl who played with fire’ and listens to ‘radio national’ and would be lost without her computer and contact with the online world. She celebrates, that, “I am alive and continuing to recover with great support” and says that “recovery is possible your brain can retrain itself”. Loving lobsters and hating bananas in any form, elizabethc continues to be an active member on this site and we are excited to welcome her as our new Moderator☺
We have no doubt that elizabethc’s your strong commitment & experience as a stroke survivor will hugely help this site grow:)
Warwick Little (Wazza49) was our 100th member, joining the forum on the 5/2/2010.
He survived stroke at 48 years of age and despite recovering amazingly, he says that his stroke effected his ability to provide for his family and feels that having patience is essential in one’s stroke recovery. A husband and father of two sons, wazza49 says he would take these three people if he was ever stuck on a desert island.
Like elizabethc, wazza49 couldn’t do without his computer and at the moment is reading, ‘ Lost Symbol Dan Browne’. He aspires to being ‘a happy Grandfather one day”, hates offal, loves seafood and celebrates when he meets the targets he sets for himself since stroking. When asked why he’s a member of StrokeConnect he states, “I believe strongly that sharing my story and life as a stroke survivor is so important for mine and others’ recovery! yes!-”. He also said, “ other stories that have been shared with me have inspired me to look forward and not backward”
Welcome wazza49, I’m sure he’ll be a hugely valued Moderator and his determined personality will trigger action in all other members lives!