Episode 62 Ellie Boakes, I Am That Girl
Ellie is aged 22 and suffered a stroke in August 2016, Ellie had gone in for surgery to hopefully stop her seizures but unfortunately the surgeon clamped blood vessels as he went into the brain and cut off the blood supply.
When Ellie awoke from the surgery she was paralysed down her left side. Ellie spent 3 months in rehab and worked every day to ensure she didn’t come home in a wheelchair. She has physio twice a week and acupuncture once a week, and is working so hard to get back to her old self and enjoy life.
She is working hard so one day she will use her left arm and hand again!