Ex Police Officer of 25 years. Moved to Oz in 2018. Became a PI. Loved the life, pretty fit. 15 April 2013 - gardening with my 11 yr old son Patrick in the heat of the day. Went inside. Felt sick. Head into toilet. Wham! Had a stroke. Couldn't talk ore move.Taken to hospital. Short rehab. Postroke depression after 3 months.Lost my purpose. Brain only worked in rhyme. Wrote poetry about my emotions. Shared it. helped others. Early 2014, Found a PT, and mindfulness. Focused on what I COULD do. Now a Stroke Safe Ambassador and Motivational Speaker. LOVE my life and have found my purpose.
A Stroke of Poetry starring Shelagh Brennand