It’s estimated that as many as 30 children could be affected by stroke in Ireland each year. Jason Lowe was just 15 when he was struck down with a stroke two years ago. From Kilmoyley near Ballyheigue, Co Kerry, Jason’s stroke left his speech affected and he was paralysed down his right hand side.
Just last month, however, he won the Young Adult Bravery Award (16-29) in the Irish Heart Foundation’s Stroke Awards, a fitting reward after securing an A in English and a B in Maths after sitting two Junior Cert subjects just a year after his devastating stroke.
To read more, check out our health column in FeelGood, Irish Examiner on Friday, December 10