In a challenging year that has been 2020, One Stroke Forward is more grateful than ever for your support. This note is to provide a 2020 update ahead of the holidays on how your contributions are Taking Recovery Further for Stroke survivors and their families. As we finish out our 3rd year as a foundation, your support has already impacted the lives of over 30 survivors in the past 3 years. Below are just a few of the recovery stories you made possible in 2020:
40s, Lafayette, IN
Travis was a recent Ironman participant and active triathlete when he suffered a severe stroke in 2019. While Travis has worked hard to recover and get back to his normal family and training activities, he has significant drop foot from his stroke. OSF was able to provide Travis with access to the Bioness LG GO walking device so Travis could continue to rebuild his strength and work towards a return to independent walking and eventually competition.
30, Ashville, OH
Scot suffered his stroke in early 2019 which impacted his ability to use his left arm and hand for normal daily activities.We will let his words tell the story of how much your generosity helped him. Thank you for your recent purchase of the Bioness H200 which uses functional electrical stimulation to activate my nerves and aid in reeducating my muscles on how to use my left hand like pre-stroke. I am six months into my recovery and am still fighting strong to gain the full use of my left hand and arm to gain my independence. I was overwhelmed by your foundation’s donators generosity. I have made progress in my rehab and have regained movement in my left shoulder, elbow and slightly in my fingers and can thank OSF for helping make it possible.
30, Morgantown, WV
40, Columbus, OH
Unfortunately, as often happens, the ramifications and stress after a stroke can take a toll on a family. Felicia was left her on her own to navigate recovery and try to regain her independence after a severe ischemic stroke a few years ago. She has struggled to do daily activities on her own, but OSF was able to provide a Bioness device which allows her to use her left hand and fingers. The Bioness device immediately allowed her to do many things for the first time in years to care for herself and have a more normal life.
50, Xenia, OH
50, Cleveland, OH