Welcome to Life After Stroke
Join the LAS Fitness Challenge
Join the Life After Stroke Fitness Challenge and make a difference in the recovery journey for a Young Brain Injury Survivor (YBIS)! It’s a simple challenge, that you can do from anywhere, whether that’s your home, the park or in your neighbourhood.
All you have to do is commit to an average 5-20 minutes of daily physical exercise during the month of May and fundraise to assist YBIS on their comeback journey. You can set your own fundraising goal and choose whichever daily exercise works for you. This can be anything from walking to those intense home exercises!
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.