At Light4U we like to be constantly on the move. It gives us energy and keeps us sharp. Unfortunately, this is not obvious if you have acquired brain injury (NAH). That’s why we sponsor a special, new project that helps these people to keep moving.
If a stroke (Cerebral infarction or Cerebral bleeding), brain tumor, or accident hits you, it has a huge impact not only on yourself but also on your environment. As a result, you have to learn to live with limitations. These are sometimes temporary but often chronic. Examples? Disturbed speech or emotions, memory loss, loss of body functions, hypersensitivity to stimuli, or extreme fatigue.
Fortunately, there are care agencies that guide people in this. But when standard care has stopped, there is no follow-up. The consequence? A vacuum. That is why Tjongerschans Hospital, Sportstad Heerenveen, and the Edwin van der Sar Foundation have set up the NAH-Beweegteam (NAH-Exercise Team): a unique social project for Heerenveen and the wider area.
The goal is clear: Keep people with NAH moving after regular care. With a follow-up traject in which movement plays a key role: fitness, walking, or swimming. Movement is good for the brain. And a fitter brain means fitter people. In this way, people build on further recovery for patients themselves and the people around them.
We think this is a wonderful initiative, and we support it wholeheartedly. Would you also like to sponsor this exercise team? More info can be found here.