You may or may not know that I have been working with a charity called Fixers to create a advert to raise awareness of the signs of stroke - particularly in young people. Ive been doing it since around November time and I’m so pleased it is finally coming together! Last Thursday my project was picked up as a broadcast piece for ITV Meridian which you can view here.
I am very pleased with it and hope that I did it justice for other young survivors :) Since this went out I have had endless media requests from radio stations, news agencies and freelance journalists. Its fun but difficult to decide who the right person is to tell my story too. I was featured in the Argus, Brightons local newspaper without even really knowing about it. Luckily the article was very nicely written by a lovely lady called Siobhan.
I also spoke to the BBC Sussex Breakfast show about my experience which you can listen to here, Just skip to 1hr22
I love doing things like this because if just ONE person can learn the symptoms of a stroke each time I tell my story then they could potentially save somebodies life.