Welcome To Life After Stroke – Acquired Brain Injury Survivor Stories
FundScrip for Life After Stroke
Life After Stroke has officially launched FundScrip—a program for you to support our growing national community of Young Brain Injury Survivors every time you shop!
With FundScrip, you can buy prepaid gift cards to major retailers for your own use or gifting needs AND support Life After Stroke at the same time. FundScrip allows Life After Stroke to make a small percentage of the total value of prepaid gift cards you purchase—without costing you anything extra. Simply put, your shopping and gifting habits can help fundraise for Life After Stroke. Learn more here.
Life After Stroke (LAS) is a Canadian non-profit organization creating a positive and supportive community aimed at assisting Young 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 and offers support for an often overlooked community.
What is a brain injury?
Brain injury is a broad category encompassing both acquired and traumatic conditions and is a leading cause of death and disability for Canadians under the age of 40.
[Source: Brain Injury Canada].
Who is a Young Brain Injury Survivor (YBIS)?
A young brain injury survivor is someone between the ages of 18-35 years old who has sustained a brain injury and is now on a path of recovery to establish a new baseline for their life, including—but not limited to—study, work and career.