Sylvia strikes back

Med­i­cal Sec­re­tary gives some­thing back to re­search and treat­ment

BBC History Magazine - - Black Tudors -

Sylvia’s friends re­mem­bered her for her kind heart, and her strong de­sire to help oth­ers. Even though she suf­fered life­long poor health, while also car­ing for her crit­i­cally ill mother. But Sylvia did­more than put on a brave face: she struck back against ill­ness by­work­ing as a med­i­cal sec­re­tary, and fol­low­ing med­i­cal ad­vances keenly. That’s how­she found out that with con­di­tions such as stroke, the right treat­ment and back-up can­make all the dif­fer­ence when given promptly.

So it’s not sur­pris­ing Sylvia de­cided that one of the best things she could dowould be to strike back again, by sup­port­ing the­work of theStroke As­so­ci­a­tion – and leave us a gen­er­ous gift in her Will. To­day, we take time to re­mem­ber­her. Be­cause Sylvia is still play­ing an im­por­tant part in help­ing us cre­ate a fu­ture free of stroke, and turn around the lives of thou­sands of stroke sur­vivors each year.

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