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Adversity to adventure for stroke victim Giuliana

Life changed dramatically for the much-travelled Giuliana when she suffered a stroke, and within a split second she had totally lost the use of her left arm. Her restricted mobility changed everything and placed entirely new boundaries on what she could and could not do. In January this year, aged 39, she contacted Fair Start Scotland in Ayr to get much needed support to get her back on track.

Originally from Peru and having worked in several countries, including as a business development executive in France, she needed to reassess her next steps.

Through regular one-to-one sessions with her adviser, we helped Giuliana widen the potential of getting the attention of would-be employers and she was soon offered an interview with the animal protein experts Neogen as a procurement assistant role and was delighted to accept the post.

Giuliana absolutely loves her new role and has settled in very quickly with her new colleagues. She now feels her life has at last taken a positive turn and she feels much more confident and settled. She has overcome the major trauma of a stroke and turned adversity into a new adventure.


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