Standing Up!: My Story of Hope, Advocacy & Survival After Stroke by Kathleen JordanStanding Up!: My Story of Hope, Advocacy & Survival After Stroke by Kathleen Jordan

Standing Up!: My Story of Hope, Advocacy & Survival After Stroke

byKathleen Jordan, Vicki Steggall

Paperback | July 1, 2016

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Kathleen Jordan was a vibrant businesswoman, mother and grandmother until one morning in August 2011, she suffered a massive stroke and her world was turned upside. Her memoir Standing Up! gives a detailed and compelling insight into the effects of major stroke and the vital support and advocacy needed when she could not stand up for herself.

Kathleen Jordan, with Vicki Steggall, recounts her journey through stroke, from the acute trauma, through to the stroke ward, short and long term rehabilitation units and, finally, her amazing recovery to return to semi-normalcy and everyday life.

Jordan and Steggall reinforce the powerful role advocacy, family support and determination play in recovery and give specific strategies and advice to families who are feeling under-supported by medical limitations.

Standing Up! Will give hope to other stroke survivors and their loved ones, as well as anyone who has experienced major trauma.


Kathleen Jordan is leadership and development coach working with major corporations across various levels of government, law firms and not for profit organisations. Kathleen launched her business, iNTUITIVE iNSIGHTS, in 1995 and has since travelled internationally working with high-level executives. Kathleen was also a board member of the Bionic Ear Institute for 16 years.

Vicki Steggall is a historian and writer. She has been writing professionally for over 25 years and her work has appeared in numerous books, journals, magazines, and newspapers. In addition to writing adult non-fiction books she has also published two best-selling children’s books.

Title:Standing Up!: My Story of Hope, Advocacy & Survival After StrokeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.51 inPublished:July 1, 2016Publisher:Ventura PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1925384020

ISBN - 13:9781925384024


Editorial Reviews

A story of resilience that will continue to teach long after you have reluctantly turned the last page.Megan Clark ACA masterclass in resilience and humanity.Cecilia Burgess, COO of Bell Gully, NZKathleen is a heroine and her story must be read.Professor James Angus AOStands up for the importance of family, friends, kindness, purpose, love and hope to stand up to stroke. Dr Christine Durham, BrainLink Woman of AchievementA powerful testament to the effects of brain injury and the crucial role that family and friends play in the journey of recovery.Nick Rushworth, Brain Injury Australia