Join Letlhogonolo Modise’s Foundation on the 29th of October to honor the world stroke day. This NGO aimed to create awareness for people suffering from the effects of a stroke. The founder of the foundation, Letlhogonolo Modise (27) from Silverlakes, Pretoria, experienced a stroke at the of 17.
She was in the process of obtaining her matric when the event occurred. A few years later, she thought about how her and her family struggled to come across suitable support and guidance. This backdrop required her to gain her independence back, which then led her to assisting other stroke survivors in similar situations.
This foundation was designed to help stroke survivors in navigating their way through life and attaining their independence. Modise says that the day is meant to make people aware of the dangers of a stroke.
“We have already started raising awareness by getting a couple of our stroke survivors within our Warriors Support group to tell their stories. We are letting the public know about our foundation and what exactly it can provide the stroke survivors and their families,” She said.
According to her this campaign will also increase awareness and understanding of key issues in stroke prevention, treatment and life after stroke. She advised people on how they can prevent stroke in future.
“They can thin their blood through the use of natural ingredients, for example, garlic, etc. They can also limit their alcohol intake, stop smoking, exercise, check their heart condition, check their blood pressure levels and cholesterol,” Modise said.
She concluded and urged other stroke patients not to give up because stroke is not a life-ender.
“Never give up! Always focus on you. Take the first two years of your recovery journey seriously. That’s when your abilities are able to come back faster. Always try to never have another stroke. You are not alone.” Modise Concludes.