Friday, 08 October 2010 00:00
H.O.P.E. for Stroke, a non-profit organization helping stroke survivors and their caregivers get through a devastating life event, recently announced its grand opening in Hicksville.
Stroke survivors and caregivers operate this unique organization. No one is paid a salary all of its funds go toward operations and public education and awareness.
Founder Peter V. Cornelis and cofounder Joseph Foley started this organization after their own experiences with strokes to help others who face this challenge and inspire them to go beyond their current boundaries of recovery. Life does not have to stop after a stroke. Have your sense of self return and make new friends.
“I had several strokes. The last one left me paralyzed on both sides and unable to speak for about a year. I made it back and now we help others,” said Cornelis.
If a school or company would like an informative presentation on the signs of stroke and what to do, please call the office to schedule. A smart reason for scheduling this presentation is that less than two percent of those who have a stroke know what to do. That means that roughly 70 percent of the people that have a stroke will suffer the aftermath.
Remember, the service is free and a stroke can happen at any age.