Stroke survivor from Horndean recognised for her courage

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A WOMAN who survived a stroke has received recognition for her courage.

Colvina Jolin, from Horndean, was highly commended by the Stroke Association after she had a stroke in 2014.

The 28-year-old, who was 23 weeks pregnant at the time of the stroke, was rushed to Southampton General Hospital where she fought not only for her life, but for her daughter’s survival too.

She was nominated for the Adult Courage Award by Mandy Souter from Stroke Association.

Mandy said: ‘Watching Colvina show such incredible determination since her stroke has been truly moving.

‘Everyone who meets her is touched and inspired by her courage and zest for life.’