Stroke survivor Nigel Haward and his wife Jenny have taken part in two boating trips facilitated by Cowes Sailability Club.
Jenny Haward says:
Going out onto the Solent with Cowes Sailability Club was like going back in time for Nigel. Before his stroke, he spent a lot of time on the water, and the sea played a huge role in his life. He was a keen boat builder and worked as a fisherman for many years. The trip with Cowes Sailability Club helped him recall fond memories, especially memories of taking our children on fishing trips.
Since having the stroke, Nigel has had poor balance, and he now suffers from aphasia, which makes it difficult for him to speak at times. There are never any difficulties when going on a trip with Cowes Sailability Club though. When we are afloat, we see the coastline from the water and it makes us remember all the lovely times we have had at sea around the Isle of Wight. The trips reconnect us with the activities that were such a big part of our lives.