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Dr Kate


Dr Kate Allatt (D Litt) astonishingly recovered from most people’s worst nightmare, like waking up in the middle of an operation unable to move, after a faulty anaesthetic. 

To think, feel, see and hear yet be unable to move anything below her eyelids. The condition is also known as Locked In Syndrome.

Three months after leaving the hospital she founded Fighting Strokes her registered charity and astonishingly ran again on her first stroke anniversary. 

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She originated the world’s first Stroke Survivor Day to be held on the 7th April each year with her StillMe selfie challenge. 

An annual event to celebrate stroke survivors, for stroke survivors by stroke survivors.  She gathered the world’s first organising committee completely led by stroke survivors, with the help of numerous sympathetic global stroke charities and digital marketing professionals.  Details of the ...

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“I love the video @kateallatt your courage & determination is truly inspiring. You only live once – no we live everyday.”

- Dame Kelly Holmes Double Olympic Gold Medalist

‘Kate was remarkable and had over 1,000 GPs and students spellbound – I anticipate her rating as one of the highest of conference, and you know that the standard is excellent generally. I can also recommend her book ‘Running Free

- Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard Chair Elect, Royal College of GPs

Kate Allatt is an outstanding speaker with an extraordinary story, delivered with passion, humour and great warmth. She gives very careful thought to her audience and their needs, tailoring what she says in a way that brings out the best in any audience. Every time I have met her I have been incredibly impressed.

- Vivien Parry Author & Broadcaster

Kate Allatt you were amazing. Funny, captivating, entertaining and inspirational all at the same time!

- Victoria Morrison-Hughes Practice Manager, Manchester, Burcher Jennings Costs

I first met Kate 2 years ago when she was keynote speaker at the British Association of Neuroscience Nurses conference (BANN), in Birmingham 2013.

Kate was inspirational, it was the first time I had heard Kate speak and I was so moved by the emotional outpouring of grief and loss; yet determination and strength was evident in every spoken word. Being a survivor of brain stem stroke and to come through with such determination for life, was evident and a testament to Kate’s character.

The experience of listening to Kate is to truly understand the meaning of the ‘Patient Experience’.

I needed more people to hear what Kate had to say, be mindful of the experiences and how these can shape our lives and the way we think.

At this Autumn BANN conference in Bristo

- Mandy Freeman Clinical Tutor, Neurosciences Directorate, North Bristol NHS Trust

“If you don’t know who @kateallatt is. Stop what you are doing and find out. An absolute inspiration.” 

- Mr Farrer - History Teacher