Baltimore, MD, March 12, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- TheStrokeFoundation.com unveiled an innovative information portal developed to provide people effected by stroke with resources for stroke Recovery. Information is gathered from Authors, Experts, Bloggers, Social Networks and News Sources from around the Globe.
With Mood boosters, brain games and a change in attitude, “this uplifting Website offers a refreshing outlook for people effected by Stroke” At TheStrokeFoundation.com visitors can access information, read articles and find tools related to stroke recovery from a number of areas to include: Stroke Education, Rehabilitation, Aphasia, Positive Thinking Techniques, Food and Nutrition, Free Tools, Medication Information, Natural Remedies, Technology, and Links to Resources, Books, Blogs, Videos Support Groups and more… all focused on stroke recovery and wellness.
This is not your typical Health Website; TheStrokeFoundation.com is designed more like an online Newspaper with articles and sections – the difference is the content.
“The focal point of TheStrokeFoundation.com is three fold;" states the Founder and Developer M. McCafferty, "First: to provide information and resources for people who have been effected by stroke; Second: to help educate the public about stroke; and Third: to simplify the search for information about stroke by providing a one-stop solution for visitors so they can get the latest information from many sources in one place.” Says McCafferty.
McCafferty’s outlook is refreshing, “The beauty of the internet, especially for sites providing health and wellness information, is the ability to easily refer people to other sites – if need be. There is a huge community of helpers in this world and many people who offer resources for wellness – if we can show our visitors how to get those resources and where to find them then we have succeeded. Many people become more concerned with getting traffic to their site and they forget what the real purpose is - which is to serve your visitors - even if this means referring them elsewhere to get what they need.”
McCafferty does not have the 'typical' Website Mentality, “My primary concern is offering visitors information to help them – if visitors can find information on TheStrokeFoundation.com then great; if we need to send our website visitors, refer them or link them to another website where they can find the information they are looking for - then more power to them – and we all win.”
Traffic is already growing – TheStrokeFoundation.com is attracting visitors from around the globe and the statistics are reporting a high number of people from Asia, Russia and Europe as well as the United States.
“Our hopes are to make this website accessible to as many people as possible,” Says McCafferty, "The site has a translation tool so all you have to do is click translate and the entire website is converted to your native language. In addition, TheStrokeFoundation.com has a text to speech section which includes tools that convert written text into sounds.”
McCafferty’s brother is a computer genius and owns is own consulting firm, “one of the first lessons my brother taught me about Web Development is ‘You MUST have the ability to see your website through your visitors point of view, websites need to be accessible to everyone – never assume everyone can read, or hear, or speak the same language you do.’”
When illness happens the first place people turn to is the World Wide Web; people want, need, crave and search for information because information gives people control over situations they feel they have no control over,” Says McCafferty, “Millions of people use the internet each minute and over 700,000 people suffer a stroke each year in the United States – these people are looking for information to help them.
McCafferty strives to maintain a positive tone for the website, “Stroke is not fun, the ramifications are not fun and the emotions that accompany stroke are not fun. It is hoped visitors come to the site and feel uplifted and take something positive with them when they leave the site - a tool, a word, an article, a quote – any resource to make their lives easier and to help move people forward.
TheStrokeFoundation.com also includes a refreshing section called “Take-A-Break” which provides links to ‘mini-vacations’ so visitors can regroup, re-energize, catch their breath and ‘Take A Break’ if things become overwhelming.
McCafferty also sees an increasing number of writers and individuals who are emerging to submit their articles and information on websites for free. “We encourage visitors to submit their news, stories, knowledge, experiences and research about stroke. Many individuals will use TheStrokeFoundation.com as a powerful channel for building awareness about stroke, and we encourage this.”
McCafferty emphasizes “TheStrokeFoundation.com is committed to offering resources to its visitors to help them make healthy choices, recover from Stroke and to get back to their optimal performance.” The people who work for the site, all voluntarily, monitor the internet daily to assure people are updated with the latest information about stroke.
”It is hoped everyone who visits the TheStrokeFoundation.com finds something positive and takes it with them when they leave the website - a word, a quote, a sentence an article. Sometimes all it takes is one word to act as a catalyst to move people forward.”
For more information about the Stroke Foundation, please visit www.thestrokefoundation.com.