Young student wins Highly Commended Life After Stroke certificate
The former Cedars Upper student – now studying psychology at Milton Keynes – was nominated by Stroke Association co-ordinator Hilary Wood who said: “Although Bethany is one of the most cheerful and good natured people you could meet, her road to recovery has been really difficult.
“Doctors said Bethany would never walk again but after 10 months she was able to take her first steps, a testament to how hardworking and determined she is.
“Bethany has always faced rebuilding her life with a cheery outlook and a smile for everyone. She has been an inspiration to her family, friends and school teachers.”
Beth was given her certificate at a gala event at Bedford Lodge Hotel in Newmarket.
She said afterwards: “It was really lovely. I’m so blessed to have such amazing people nominate me.” She added: “It was an emotional occasion and I heard such inspirational stories too.”
Beth has set up a Twitter page called Beth’s Story@standuptostroke
> The Stroke Association’s Life After Stroke Awards recognise the courage shown by stroke survivors and carers as well as the great work and commitment shown by health professionals, groups and supporter organisations.
Next year’s nominations are now open. For more information visit www.stroke.org.uk/LASA