Education, sharing of concerns and supporting each other is the heart of the group of stroke survivors and their families meeting together at the Soup ‘n Stroke support group. Amy Anderson, community liaison for the Sunshine Terrace Foundation and one of the leaders, was a guest on KVNU’s Crosstalk program Friday and said the gathering will hopefully help reduce the number of strokes.
Anderson said strokes are the third-leading cause of death in Utah yet she is impressed with those who have suffered a stroke and attend the monthly <a href=”http://www.schaefermrllab.org/uploads/1/8/9/0/18904733/soup_n_stroke_brochure.pdf” target=”_blank”>Soup ‘n Stroke support group</a>.
“The determination of the people who have been attending, their efforts to learn more about what happened to them,” Anderson said, “their efforts to learn what they can do to continue to improve their lives, their efforts to put in on their own time as well as with their therapists and physicians is really inspiring.
“I think the positive attitude that so many people bring to the table is truly tremendous.”
Anderson invited anyone who might benefit from attending such a meeting. Soup ‘n Stroke meets the third Tuesday of each month at Aqua Worx, 209 West 300 North in Logan.