Life After Stroke Awards

The Irish Heart Foundation is seeking nominations for the Life After Stroke Awards.

The Irish Heart Foundation is seeking nominations for the Life After Stroke Awards.

The awards give family and friends of courageous stroke survivors the chance to celebrate their lives and survival, as well as recognising the essential work by carers of stroke survivors.

The closing date for entries in September 20 and winners will be honoured at the charity’s fourth annual Life After Stroke Awards event later this year sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim, to pay tribute to the bravery of stroke survivors and their carers from all around the country.

Children as young as four, seven and 10 years of age were among 14 stroke heroes honoured at last year’s event hosted by RTE broadcaster Marty Whelan in Dublin. The three youngsters received Children’s Courage Awards because they inspired the nation with their real life tales of bravery in overcoming and surviving stroke.

An estimated 10,000 strokes happen in Ireland annually which is more than one person struck down by stroke every hour.

Irish Heart Foundation Stroke Award nominations are now open and the categories include: Young People’s Bravery Awards, Adult Bravery Awards, Carer’s Award and the Boehringer Ingelheim Stroke Champion Award.

If a member of your community has shown exceptional courage after surviving a stroke, or has gone above and beyond the call of duty in caring for someone affected by stroke, then the Irish Heart Foundation urges you to submit a nomination by visiting www.stroke.ie or contact Emma Jane Morrissey at the Irish Heart Foundation for a nomination form on (01) 668 5001 or email emorrissey@irishheart.ie T