Hannah shares her brave story for stroke awareness.
Sunday 11th May 2014 @ 09:25 by Anna Fletcher


Dukinfield stroke survivor Hannah McDonald will join other survivors and their carers to become a human book for the day at a unique event.

Entitled Stroke Stories, the event takes place at The John Rylands Library, Deansgate in Manchester
tomorrow (Friday) afternoon.

Stroke Stories is a human library and story-telling event to mark Action on Stroke Month – which takes place this month.

Over a series of three workshops organised by the Stroke Association, 14 stroke survivors worked with performance poet Curtis Watts from creative organisation, ‘Writing on the Wall’, to each write a short summary of their life story.

With the support of speech and language therapy student volunteers from The University of Manchester, visitors to the library tomorrow will be able to select a ‘book’, or stroke survivor, and chat to them in the Historic Reading Room to find out more about their personal story.

The event goes on from 12 noon to 5pm.

Hannah suffered a stroke when she was just 20-years-old.
She was studying at the University of Leeds at the time when she fell to the floor and was rushed to hospital, where it was found that a condition called Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM) had caused her stroke.

Hannah has slight communication and mobility problems, but has made a fantastic recovery.

More on this story in this week’s (8th May)Tameside Reporter.