George Yearby

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I’m taking part in Stride4Stroke to raise awareness to Stroke in young people and to raise money to assist those who have experienced a stroke

My name is George Yearby and I had an Ischeamic Stroke on September 9th 2020 aged 22. 

I was playing touch rugby when I noticed my vision had gone strange. This was nothing new as I’d had migraines with aura since I was a teenager so I subbed myself off. I felt off balance but no major red flags, it was only when a team mate subbed off also and spoke to me that it became apparent this wasn’t a normal migraine.

He told me to sit down and have a drink and that’s when things went downhill quickly. I looked up, I tried to speak and just sounds came out, I started to panic but tried to hold it in. It was shortly after I realised I couldn’t move my right leg or arm at all, they were paralysed. 

The ambulance was called and I was rushed to hospital for a CT Scan and clot retrieval. 

The wait for surgery was agonising. I was conscious the entire time until the surgery, I remember the fear on my families faces and the look in Lauren’s eyes as they entered the room regardless of their valiant attempts to hide it.

The surgery was successful and I was then transferred to the rehabilitation ward where I spent a further 2 weeks.

I fortunately had a fantastic recovery with very few minor ongoing issues. 

The recovery was a much longer process than 2 weeks in rehab though, for months I struggled with crippling health anxiety and memory problems. These have mainly been cleared up through continued follow ups with professionals, I only have some very minor ongoing issues.

Through this experience, I learnt the importance of organisations like the Stroke Foundation.

So this November I’m taking part in Stride4Stroke to raise vital funds and awareness for Stroke Foundation. I hope these funds will have an impact and assist future stroke victims in their recoveries.

Stroke Foundation is committed to raising community awareness about stroke and stroke prevention, advocating for increased access to specialised stroke treatment and rehabilitation care, and supporting research into innovative treatments for the benefit of all Australians.

Please join me in my fight against stroke today by donating and helping share my story.

Thank you in advance.

So far I have helped Stroke Foundation deliver…

Advice and support from a health professional on StrokeLine

Stroke recovery packs to 3 survivors of stroke.

Training to a StrokeSafe volunteer to deliver community talks.

Funding to stroke researchers to find the next game-changer in stroke.

Thank you to my Sponsors

$1.02k

Brandon Wells

$1,000

Garry & Ash

You’re a Legend mate, keep up the good work. Origi is always available as a walking partner ❤️

$300

Heather Yearby

We’re so proud of you George for highlighting stroke awareness in young people and for how much you’ve achieved in your personal journey. Thank you also to Lauren for being the most amazing supportive partner xx

$208.80

Harry And Tommy Eyre

$156.60

Courtney & Kyle Sippel

$156.60

Bruce Beasley

All the best George

$156.60

Jenna And Danial Grevsmuhl

We are team George all the way. Always thinking of you guys xxxx

$143.03

Kelly Broughton

$143.03

Teresa Gornall

Donated with Love George. Grandma and Grandad Gornall 🥰🥰😘🤗

$137

Anna Wright

A great couple supporting a great cause. Keep on recovering.

$104.40

Cheryl Toohey

Brian and I are totally in support of this cause George. You are a valued member of the Toohey family. We are blessed to be able to donate to this great cause.

$104.40

Roadsafe Safety Certificates

Awesome job, great work!

$104.40

Tamara Beasley

So proud of you and Loz 💕

$104.40

Tori & Deeps

You've got this guys! One of the strongest couples we know ❤

$104.40

Mary Eichmann

Go George go.

$104.40

Anonymous

So proud of you 😘

$104.40

Grindalla

$104.40

Anonymous

$104.40

Anonymous

$100

Holly Shields

Amazing work George! ❤️

$100

Anonymous

$75

Kiah Mosey

$62.64

Parker Haverland

Parky wanted to give you all his lunch money and help raise awareness for this awesome cause. We love you!

$52.20

Sascha Van Wijk

Absolute legend❤️

$52.20

Janna Cowley

What a terrifying experience to go through. Good on you for fundraising to help others. Best wishes!

$52.20

Maria Mourilyan

It's been a huge journey for you George and Lozy. Good on you for doing this. Hugs to you both.

$52.20

Sue Bain

Go George

$52.20

Sam Gaedtke

Proud of you for sharing your story mate. This is a great cause.

$52.20

Lynne And Gary Gouldthorp/mourilyan

Go Team George!!! Love to you both.

$52.20

Brooke Warner

You are so brave in so many ways! Thanks for sharing I know a small part of your journey. You’re amazing!

$52.20

Bridget And Joel Bentley

Keep up to good work George! Xx

$52.20

Blair & Hannah

Legend mate

$52.20

Anonymous

You’re genuinely inspiring, so proud of your journey so far ❤️

$52.20

Kim Jouning

$50

Sharon Oxenbridge

Good on you George, so glad to hear you are doing well.

$50

Jonathan Langan

Legend

$50

James & Tricia Ball

So glad you're on the mend George. Long time no see! Stay safe and look after yourself.

$50

Dannie & Sammie

We are so glad you’re feeling better George. What a great cause.

$50

Jess Renkin

Thank you for being so raw and honest and sharing your experience. So glad to hear that you’re feeling better. Such an important cause - thank you.

$50

Clare & Julian Brown

So pleased you continue to improve. We must have a catch up soon

$50

Tim Vetter

$46.98

Julie Wells

$46.98

Lucy Croke

$46.98

Liz Jelléy

Proud of you mate

$30

Courtney Lipsett

$30

Amanda Matley

$20.88

Nell Ogulin-parnis

Great work guys and all the best

$20.88

Aunty Hil

So proud of you George, am with you in thought every day.

$20.88

Goleta Abdi-ward

All the best x

$20.88

Elliot Kirner

Good to hear your doing well mate.

$20.88

Shelly Lewis

So proud of you 🤍

$20

Cameron Eder

$20

Leanne Toohey

Thank you for spreading awareness for this cause! Happy to help you achieve your goals!

$15.66

Zoe Gray

So amazing George! Hope Ollie grows up with your resilience and passion!

$10.44

Lachlan Jordan

$10.44

Simar Walia

All love bro ❤️