“We’re so incredibly proud”: award for 16-year-old Coventry stroke survivor Ben

A young man from Coventry who suffered a stroke in the womb has been given an award to recognise his bravery.

Ben Randle, 16, received the Stroke Association’s Highly Commended Life After Stroke Award at Birmingham City Football Club last month.

The award was presented by Coronation Street actress Shelley King, who plays Yasmeen Nazir.

Ben, who has no use of his left hand, was five years old when he first sat up. He learnt to walk on his knees a year and a half later.

“Ben has improved even more since his recent surgery,” his mum Sharon told the Coventry Observer.

“He now has all of his speech back and we’re over the moon he seems to be big seizure free. We’re so incredibly proud of how far he has come.”

Karren Brady, patron of the Life After Stroke Awards, said the event recognises “tremendous spirit”.
“The Life After Stroke Awards recognise the achievements of everyone affected by stroke,” she said.
“We celebrate stroke survivors for showing tremendous spirit and determination after their stroke.
“We also commend carers, volunteers, stroke clubs and health professionals who are with stroke survivors every step of the way. Our community is a force for good, together we can conquer stroke.”
(Photo: via Coventry Observer)

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