Woman fights back against stroke with breaststroke
- Credit: Archant
A woman who suffered a debilitating stroke is taking on a fundraising swim in aid of a disability charity.
Daisy Beck, from Salisbury Road in Great Yarmouth, had a stroke in 2002 which had a severe affect on her balance, leaving her unable to walk without her walker.
Mrs Beck was left unable to get involved with her usual hobbies, such as theatre and knitting sessions, so she joined the Centre 81 swimming group.
She said: “I had to give up everything as I ended up with water on the brain too.
“I used to be at home alone not talking to anybody until I started visiting Centre 81, where I have had the chance to chat to people and rebuild my confidence.”
Now Mrs Beck is taking on a mile swim, or 64 widths of the Marina Centre pool, in aid of the charity.
To sponsor her, sign a sponsorship form at Centre 81, the pool or The Golfers Arms in North Denes Road.
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