Supporting stroke survivors is a local business. But in the East Bellevue, there was no such group until two stroke survivors, Laurie Byrd and Liz Rasmussen decided to take action.
As part of recovery, they reflected a lot and completed a great deal of research on the resources available to people, their friends and family members after a stroke and found the need for more outreach. The “Overlake Stroke Support Group-What’s Next” was born in 2014.
In the process of creating this support group, Jennifer Kurtz, the speech pathologist who treated them agreed to help.
Listen to the story of this young and vibrant group.