A stroke is absolutely NOT sexy, let me be clear so I don’t offend anyone!
However, why have we still not made the subject of stroke with politicians, TV and newspaper editors SEXY enough to write about?
How often do you see more than just a few column inches or online pages dedicated to stroke recovery?
Cancer charities have successfully given cancer messages an even higher impact when they talk about giving the illness the ‘V-sign’ on TV.
Yet our national stroke messages seem so utterly boring and not newsworthy, well unless you are a well-known celebrity. (Andrew Marr, Lauren Bacall, ChrisTarrant, Hilary Devey, Jessie J, Sharon Stone,…..) give me strength. Normal people have strokes. In fact anything with a brain can have a stroke, so that includes unborn children in the womb!
While I’m ranting, why are other cancer charities and governments so preoccupied with stroke prevention?
Sure, prevention is very important, but what about those poor people who didn’t actually manage to prevent their stroke happening in the first place? What messages are out there to help us self-manage our own recoveries and possibly contribute to society?
Change the record please and start ‘ass kicking stroke’ and redress your stroke marketing messages to help people try to aspire to recovering more.