I’m taking part in Stride4Stroke to help prevent, treat and beat stroke!
Stroke is one of Australia’s biggest killers and a leading cause of disability.
In Australia currently, 12% of people say they won’t have exercised this week. One million strokes a year globally are linked to physical inactivity. One of the things we can do to reduce our risk of stroke, or secondary stroke, is to keep active.
So this November I’m taking part in Stride4Stroke to raise vital funds and awareness for Stroke Foundation.
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.
How my stroke affected me5 years ago I suffered a carotid artery dissection resulting in a stroke affecting my left side, leaving me with a condition called hypertonia, which causes me pain and a numbness in my left side. I was lucky enough to only have these residual affects, unlike others. The stroke affected me physically but also mentally, challenging relationships, Friendships, and jobs. I pushed away people I cared about most and broke a lot of connections with people, there always a silver lining, I also discovered things about myself, and learnt what I was capable of, how strong I was and what I deserved. I often think about whether or not I’d take the stroke back, but at the end of the day, it’s shaped who I am as an adult, and I’m super proud of the person I’ve become!
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.