A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US

THE POPSICLE

We raise awareness of stroke in young people. When Amy (founder) could first speak again after her stroke, all she wanted was an orange Popsicle! We use the orange Popsicle as a silly way to talk about something serious. We consider a young stroke survivor to have had their stroke under the age of 45

HOW IT STARTED

We first started NOPW to celebrate life after stroke. Many friends lived out of town so they would send us pictures of their family eating orange Popsicles during the week of Amy’s stroke anniversary. It was an easy way for them to show support and to celebrate. Since then, NOPW has grown to be a national awareness campaign and host to an online community of young stroke survivors. 

OUR MISSION

To build and encourage 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 see flourishing communities of young stroke survivor support groups across the nation.

RAISE AWARENESS

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BUILD COMMUNITY

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THE KANSAS SPEEDWAY

THE NOPW AUTO SHOW

Our biggest event of the year! We invite your favorite cars, trucks, and bikes out to the Kansas Speedway to help raise awareness of stroke in young people and raise money for Ability KC (formerly known as the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City). Learn more about sponsorship opportunities, registration, and other information below.

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J. C. NICHOLS MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN

THE ORANGE FOUNTAIN 

We dye the most famous fountain in Kansas City orange to raise awareness of stroke in young people. Click to learn more and how you can get involved.

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LOOKING FLY

CHECK OUT OUR STORE

One easy way to support us is buying some of our cool merch! The money we earn from our store goes directly back into our events and awareness campaigns, which ultimately helps young stroke survivors.

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Own it. You had a stroke, nothing in the world will ever change that but you can OWN IT.

LarissaGreat Falls, Montana

Launch a 100% full attack on depression. It's real, it's strong, and it's normal.

AimeeleighSan Diego, CA

I want to share my story and help others. The uniqueness of my stroke, the early diagnosis and prognosis of recovery, the rehabilitation process and the post stroke work, I want to share my experiences with others.

PaulOverland Park, KS

Never tell yourself you are not going to be able to do something.

MattSacramento, CA

I like to tell people that the best way to recover from a stroke is to be patient and positive; it’s all about their attitude.

MollyPittsburgh, PA

My family and close friends definitely helped me through this difficult and confusing time, however, when my family could not be there I had absolutely amazing nurses that I will NEVER forget.

JustinLA, California

Never give up hope…know that God has a big plan for you even if you can not see it.

IsabelaOuter Banks, South Carolina

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