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Becky

Becky

Name: Becky Beaumont
Age: 22
Year of the Fix: 2013
Location: Stockport
Campaign: Young Strokes

I was only 21-years-old when I had a stroke but now I want to use my story to warn people about the signs to look out for.

 

It was scary. At first I thought I just had pins and needles but I realised something was not quite right.

 

I started panicking because I couldn't feel or move one side of my body. I was confused and the longer it went on, the more worried I got.

 

I think too many people do not realise that strokes can happen to young people as well, and I want to raise awareness of the issue.

 

Before this happened to me I was kind of my own boss and did everything I wanted too, you think you’re invincible at that age.

 

This has changed my life. When people ask me why I walk with a bit of a limp they’re shocked when I tell them I’ve had a stroke because they don’t expect you can have one so young.

 

I want to use my story as a way of showing it can happen to young people and raise awareness to save lives.

Here is a list of Fixers helping me with this Fix:

 

Aisling Forshaw

Alison Doherty
Amy Wilson Andrew Hassall
Anna Beaumont Chris Shingler
Christopher Ferns Curtis Kennedy
George Wanjohi Hannah Murphy
Jack Riley Jake Senogles
Jay Bebbington Jordan Davies
Joseph Bowden Lydia Birch
Matt Moores Mckenzie Clark
Natalie Smith Philip Ramsay
Stephanie Smith Vanessa McLean

Different Strokes

I have been working with this charity on this project and before Fixers.

 

Georgina Wilson, Mimi's Hair and Beauty Salon

Thank you to Mimi's Hair and Beauty Salon where some of our broadcast shoot was filmed.

February 2013

After my broadcast story was featured on ITV News, my story was covered by a number of news outlets including the Manchester Gazette.

 

 

I also attended the UK-wide launch of Fixers at Westminster, where I had the chance to meet MPs, celebrities and other Fixers. Take a look at the Westminster Wall for more info.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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