I’m taking part in Stride4Stroke to help prevent, treat and beat stroke!
It’s been almost 5 years since my first stroke, and 2 years since my second.
After all this time, I am still working on getting stronger and re-learning how to do simple day to day things. I am going to do Stride for Stroke with the help of Dad and Mum to help raise money for the Stroke Foundation.
My goal is to do 900 minutes of exercise in November!
Any donations would be greatly appreciated to help other people who have had Strokes.
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.
Day 30, Had to finish with the puppies and Santa socks!
Day 30I did it! 927 minutes of walking in November to help others who have had a Stroke.
Day 28, Cloudy skies, umbrellas, a beach hat and Dad!
Day 28The end is so close! Josh is very tired now, and his enthusiasm is running out!
Day 27, couldn’t be bothered getting changed after dinner out!
Day 27Todays walk was a struggle! A busy day meant it had to be done after a Mum and Son dinner date. Luckily we had an early booking!
Day 26, Star Wars socks and another day indoors
Day 26Well and truly into the home stretch now! Another rainy afternoon meant Josh once again hit the treadmill. He is so much more confident on it now, and loves to control the speed!
Day 25, Superman socks and a huge downpour!
Day 25We thought we’d be able to beat the rain before it hit this afternoon, but it caught us half way through!
Day 24, a stormy afternoon
Day 24The stormy weather meant another treadmill walk today.
Day 23, Cricket socks and grey skies!
Day 23Getting closer to his goal! A solid 50 minutes was achieved after school and a big Physio session!
Day 21 - Hotdog socks and fresh legs after 2 days off!
Day 21After 2 days off due to life being a bit busy, Josh was back at it today!
Day 18, Laps at Mitch’s soccer training!
Day 18A nice walk at Mitch’s soccer training tonight! 30 minutes and 1.94kms.
Day 17, No crazy socks, just a favourite hat and a beautiful sunset!
Day 17Today we set out to walk 2kms, but at the 1km mark, Josh decided we’d do 3 instead! Not bad after a big day at school and his Speech Therapy session!
Day 16, Portrush loop walk and leafy socks!
Day 16Josh asked to do the same walk as Sunday, so we headed back to the front of the Estate with the dogs this time!
Day 14, Panthers socks and a change of scenery
Day 14Half way! Today we walked a part of our Estate that Josh hasn’t walked before! We drove to the car park, stopped to look at the flowing creek and enjoyed the 47.55 minute walk.
Day 13, Big Mac socks for McHappy Day!
Day 13A very windy walk today! Josh got in 53.36 minutes and 3.88km!
Day 12, clearing weather and Donkey Kong socks!
Day 12Finally some nice weather to get back outside! Josh had heaps of energy for a Friday night so we got 45 mins and 3kms in!
Day 11, nothing fancy today!
Day 11More bad weather meant hitting the treadmill once again. 30 minutes and 1.3km!
Day 10, treadmill and Maccas socks!
Day 10Another treadmill walk today due to the weather! Josh’s confidence is growing, which is great. He managed 30 minutes and 1.5kms today!
Day 9, Minecraft socks and the puppies!
Day 9Back at it today. Josh had a big Physio session this afternoon, but didn’t let it stop him from getting another 31.27 minutes and 2.15km in!
Day 8, swimming lesson.
Day 8Today was a rest from walking. The timing of Josh’s swimming lesson made it tricky to get a walk in. Whist he still got some movement in, it wasn’t timed, so wasn’t recorded.
Day 7, Treadmill and Hamburglar socks to round up week 1.
Day 6, Captain America socks and hot, steamy weather!
Day 6It was a steamy morning, but got 46.13 minutes and 3.06km done!
Day 5 - Dad, Umbrellas and Superman socks!
Day 5It looked like it was going to pour down, but thankfully it held off and they got it done! 33.29 minutes and 2.36km!
Day 4, Ronald McDonald socks and the the treadmill
Day 4Josh woke up not feeling well, so didn’t go to school. He felt better as the day went on, so we were still able to get today’s walk in. The rain meant we had to take things indoors and using the treadmill is tricky as Josh’s right foot drops. He took it nice and slow, and got his 30 mins in!
Day 3 - no crazy socks, just 2 crazy puppies!
Day 3A later walk tonight as he had Speech therapy at 5pm. The weather was perfect! 31.37 minutes and 2.23km.
For Day 2 he had Nanna and Grimace socks!
Day 234.22 minutes done today and 2.19kms. It was nice and cool again which was nice!
Day 1 of 900 minutes!
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
Worldwide Asset Consulting Pty Ltd
Sams Pizza Co
Rams Home Loans Castle Hill
Ecc Diversity Team
Laura De Villecourt
Honey & Brash
James & Hayden T
Karen And Stephen Bell
Connie & Julian Giuliano
Riannon, Neill And Felicity
Rach & Horto Horton
Nat B, Madi & Angus