Orange County Stroke Rehab Network
Thank you to everyone who volunteered and attended the fourth annual Stroke Awareness Picnic on May 11, 2013, at UC Irvine. The picnic provided the opportunity for those affected by stroke, including survivors, caregivers, and loved ones, to meet each other and to obtain information regarding stroke-related resources. A number of stroke survivors and their caregivers gave inspiring speeches describing how stroke has impacted their lives, and giving insight into their road to medical and personal recovery.
The presence of representatives from diverse stroke-related resources was a key aspect of the picnic. Participating exhibitors included local support groups to national associations, transportation services, and rehabilitation centers. Volunteers who assisted with the picnic included OCSRN members, students, and staff members from Dr. Steve Cramerís laboratory at UC Irvine, from Chapman Universityís Doctor of Physical Therapy and Masterís in Communication Disorders (Speech Therapy) program, from Concordiaís Nursing School and staff from HOAG Hospital.