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Stroke Survivor Cartoon Characters are Helping Others with Rehabilitate

12/20/2019

Jean-Pierre Coallier

An 82-year-old former newspaper cartoonist and stroke survivor has lent his artistic talents to the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, creating cartoons featuring an encouraging character who has survived a stroke to line the halls of the hospital. His stroke-surviving
character, Jules, encourages patients to stay motivated and keep going.

The illustrations have been incorporated into the recovery treatment for stroke survivors at CHUM. Images are placed randomly around the neurological unit to act as a search-and-find game for patients. When they come across an illustration, they are encouraged to point it out to
their doctors and describe what they see. Over time, this will help them improve their memory and language skills again.

Read the whole story by Franca G. Mignacca


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