A Community for Brain Injury Survivors
An important update on our membership
When LAS launched in 2020, our goal was to fill a void in support and advocacy for young brain injury survivors (YBIS) as a means to bridge a gap in available supports by age and stage in life. This was referenced specifically in our initial documentation. As we have grown and evolved as an organization, we have learned and flexibly adapted to the needs of our members. This means pivoting as needed to accommodate our participant demographic. Hence, going forward we are open to membership by any stroke survivors between 18 to 40 years of age or 41 to 65 years of age. Internally, the age ranges will be used for tailoring of resources and services. We will make the necessary changes in documentation to reflect this growth.
Thank you for your continued support!
FundScrip: A Fun Way to Fund
Life After Stroke officially launched FundScrip, an exciting way to help fund our growing community of young brain injury survivors.
FundScrip lets you buy prepaid gift cards from major retailers, which you can use to shop or give as a gift. Life After Stroke makes a small percentage of the total value of the prepaid gift cards that you buy — without costing you extra.
Use your prepaid gift cards for shopping or gifting to your loved ones. And with every gift card you buy, you help raise funds for Life After Stroke.
Learn more about FundScrip.
Life After Stroke (LAS) is a Canadian non-profit organization creating a positive and supportive community aimed at assisting Young Acquired Brain Injury Survivors (YBIS) as they proceed forward on their road to recovery.
What began as a personal blog to chronicle the recovery journey of young stroke survivor Sajeevan (Saj) Eswarakumar is now an international platform that shares other survivor stories, provides & exchanges resources for YBIS.
It’s an often overlooked community, but Life After Stroke provides an infallible support network for brain injury survivors and stroke victims.
Who is Considered a “Young Brain Injury Survivor?”
A young brain injury survivor (YBIS) is a person who has experienced and survived a brain injury. These survivors are aged 18 to 40 years of age or 41 to 65 years of age and often face difficult physical, emotional, and financial problems during recovery.
Life After Stroke is a support group aiming to help young brain injury and stroke survivors to make the most of post-injury life and reach their full potential in their studies and career.