A Stroke of Poetry

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 15:57 -- gbmc

A Stroke of Poetry is a collection of 30 poems, written by stroke survivor Shelagh Brennand, during her recovery. This collection chronicles the frustrations, the sadness and the amusing times that are part of the climb back from stroke.

Recovery from stroke can involve emotional, physical and creative healing. For the author, Shelagh Brennand, poetry was an outlet that allowed her to record her journey back from the edge. 

The 'Foreword' for Shelagh's book was written by 2015 Stroke Champion and Stroke Physician, Dr. Rohan Grimley (attached) and although yet to be officially published, she is a finalist in the 2016 Stroke Foundation Stroke Awards.

Golden Beach Medical Centre are excited to have Shelagh's books for sale at reception. Every purchase of A Stroke of Poetry will be donated to The Stroke Foundation to assist in raising funds for their various prevention, research, support and treatment programs. 

To learn more about Shelagh's book, please visit her various links below:

Website - www.astrokeofpoetry.com

Recent podcast - http://www.everydaylightwarriors.com/podcast/11shelagh-brennand

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/astrokeofpoetry

We would also like to recognise Speech Pathology Week that is running from August 7-13 as Aphasia is a huge issue for post stroke survivors. To learn more about Speech Pathology Week, be sure to visit their website to learn more about how you can help. www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au