“When you pass your swallow test we will get you a whole box of orange popsicles.”

Have you ever been hospitalized and get this enormous craving for something specific to eat? We’ve heard mashed potatoes, steak, ice cream, and many other good choices. When Amy could first speak again after her stroke, all she wanted was an orange popsicle! Once she reached rehab, her case worker said, “When you pass your swallow test we will get you a whole box of orange popsicles.” We use the orange popsicle as a goofy way to talk about something serious. 

We consider a young stroke survivor to have had their stroke under the age of 45 because, most statistics show that 45 is considered young for having a stroke. 20-to-64-year-olds make up 31 percent of all strokes.

Are you under 45 and a stroke survivor?

Awareness

We raise awareness of stroke in young people. In May, we dye the most famous fountain in Kansas City orange. Later in the year, we host a large auto show that has 100’s of cars and people. It’s our hope that we can educate the public that strokes can happen even to young people.

Communities

We have young stroke survivors who have shared their stories from coast to coast. We encourage survivors to meet together and discuss life with people who actually know what they’re going through. Our goal is to have a young stroke survivor from every state in America share their story with our community.

Others

Every year we ask other organizations to participate in our events. We provide them with a “platform” to raise money for their cause or help us raise awareness of stroke in young people.

We also take donations to help support our cause and put on great events!

Kingdom

We believe in The Gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe that the Gospel provides you eternal life and freedom to overcome struggles of this world through grace alone, through faith alone, and in Christ alone. The Gospel is all we have and we are always open to talk about it.

Our Founders

Amy

Founder / Stroke Survivor

Jonny

Founder / Amy's Husband

We first started NOPW to celebrate a life after stroke. Many of our friends lived out of town, so them sending a picture with an orange popsicle was an easy way for them to show support. Since then NOPW has grown to be a national community of young stroke survivors. We have two large events to raise awareness of stroke in young people every year (The Fountain & The Auto Show). 

Are you a young stroke survivor?

If you want like to join our community and share your story with us click below.

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OUR MISSION

To build and support a community of young stroke survivors by raising awareness and providing support to those contributing to ongoing research, and the rehabilitation, of stroke in young people.

OUR VISION

To reverse the assumption that stroke only affects the elderly and to build flourishing community of support groups of young stroke survivors.