After the devastating moment when a stroke strikes, the healing process can be a labour that takes a life-time.
It takes mettle, tenacity and patience, not only from the survivor but a legion of family, friends and medical professionals to reassemble the fragments of yourself.
The Life After Stroke awards are an opportunity to recognise the courage of stroke survivors and their supporters everywhere.
I would like to urge anyone who knows an undaunted stroke survivor or a remarkable carer to nominate that person for a Life After Stroke award today.
There are a lot of unsung heroes who deserve recognition and celebration.
Nominations for the awards are open until April 30.
For more information, go to www.stroke.org.uk/lasa.
C/o The Stroke Association,