My name is Angur Miah and I am 57. I had a stroke in September 2009. I had a haemorrhagic stroke (bleed in the brain) on the left side of my brain. It was a very bad stroke and I was unable to move afterwards.
I was referred to Ability Bow by the Disability Options Team (DOT) from Mile End Hospital in July last year. I came to the ‘Keep Moving’ group, an exercise and social group especially for stroke survivors and now I come once a week for a one-to-one session with my trainer Simohamed.
I really enjoy coming to Ability Bow. It’s given me some independence back and I enjoy meeting the other members, especially the other stroke survivors.
When I come to Ability Bow I now feel very motivated especially seeing the improvements that myself and others have made. I don’t get as breathless as I used to and my right arm feels much stronger too.
This year I helped raise money for Ability Bow by taking part in ‘The Big 5k Fun Run’, I didn’t run but I did walk the full 5k, it took me 2 hours. I am very proud of that achievement.