I feel sad when she is so exhausted because she’s trying to keep up with this life of being a student, working shifts. I think my hardest point with all of this is that I know what nursing looks like. I know how hard it was, and I hadn’t had a stroke.….

…. She’s carrying on with life. That’s something to be admired. And I listen to her and I respect her…. I’ll check in. You’re being an advocate for their health and their future health. We try and support her by saying we’re not judging you if you need to go for a sleep in the afternoon, just to get through your day. We’ve been learning to respect what her new normal looks like.

- Nichola, mother of Beth who is a young stroke survivor stroke