“I was 22 when I had my stroke”
Stroke can strike anyone at any age. "It started out like any normal day. I had work at 9 and wanted to fit in a morning run beforehand. I headed off and not long into the run I started deviating to the left hand side occasionally. I thought this was strange but I just corrected my direction and kept running. About 5 min run from home my legs gave way and I fell to the ground." At 22, Hannah has a stroke.
Read Hannah's stroke story
Few people think about stroke until it touches their life – a parent, a sister, a child, a friend…struck down. It can happen to anyone at any age. Stroke changes the lives of families in an instant.
Did you know that stroke is one of Australia’s biggest killers? It kills more women than breast cancer and more men then prostate cancer.
In fact, every 9 minutes a stroke attacks the brain of someone in Australia.
One Australia has
a stroke every
Stroke survivors, their
carers and families accessed
StrokeLine and other
stroke support services
The good news is that researchers and health professionals across Australia and around the world are constantly working to improve treatments, enhance recovery after stroke and perhaps even find a cure.
But they can’t do it alone.
Your efforts in raising funds means that researchers are given the time and resources to do their work. Stroke survivors and their families have support not just in the immediate aftermath of a stroke, but along the whole journey of recovery – however long that takes. Plus of course you are being healthy, which reduces your own risk of stroke.
Delivers My Stroke Journey to a stroke patient and their family
Provides advice and support from a health professional on StrokeLine
Trains a volunteer to deliver StrokeSafe community talks teaching the F.A.S.T signs of stroke
Keeps StrokeLine operating nationally for one day