Miriam Williams

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I’m taking part in Stride4Stroke to help prevent, treat and beat stroke!

In 2003, our beautiful Dad suffered a devastating stroke that was meant to leave him without speech, mobility or the capacity to ever work again. 

Dad now lives with aphasia as a direct result of his stroke. Aphasia is a complex language and communication disorder resulting from damage to the language centres of the brain. Against all odds, Dad persevered and through tenacious determination and hard work, regained his mobility and speech and has been working ever since (non-stop – he absolutely loves it!) Safe to say, we’ve never seen anyone fight so hard and without a word of complaint to get back all that he did. 

Stroke is one of Australia’s biggest killers and a leading cause of disability. We’re lucky in our giant family that Dad had endless love, support and care on his road to recovery. Many others aren’t so. 

Dad’s stroke irrevocably changed his life and in turn, ours too. More than ever, we have come to appreciate the fragility of life, find joy in the smallest of things and to always practice the power of positive thinking, just as Dad taught us. 

Our Dad’s brilliant brain is now enduring another massive battle following his brain cancer diagnosis. But, we know that fighting stroke means the world to him and so we’re committed to raising much needed funds to change the dire statistics that surround stroke in Australia. 

This November, the Williams family are taking part in Stride4Stroke to raise vital funds and awareness for Stroke Foundation. Should you be so inclined or have the capacity to support, we’d be very grateful for any donation that will benefit all Australians impacted by stroke. 

Yours in gratitude, team PAW and Associates (aka the Williams family). 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.

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

$500

Christopher Fagg

Give it your all Miriam!

$156.60

Justin

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$143.03

Gabrielle Lewis

What a great thing to do Mim! You are inspirational like your dad xxx

$130.50

Angus Judd

A great cause Mim

$104.40

Sophia Lewis

Sending all our love to you, your dad and all your family. Forever in awe of the beautiful and kind person that you are Mim xo Dyl and Soph.

$78.30

Anonymous

$52.20

Denise Mugavin

All the best Mim. Xx

$52.20

Ashlea Sidebottom

I wish I could donate more cookie x

$52.20

Mollie Powell

So many memories of your amazing Dad - especially how happy he always was and I’m sure still is! All the best Mim x

$52.20

Mim Buttigieg

Much love to you and your fam bam x

$52.20

Kendra Harrison

Good luck x

$52.20

Miriam Williams

$52.20

Teagan & Sam

Sending you and your family lots of love. Love you always. Teags & Sam x x

$52.20

Tash Ashdown

Team PAW for the win!

$50

Peter Moutray

What an inspirational man your dad is Mim. We’re happy to be donating to such a good cause. Jen and Freddie xx

$50

Tess Smith

Great cause Mim. Thank you for sharing.

$46.98

Sharon Spackman

A STROKE is not a joke, there will be pride in every STRIDE!! Go team PAW?

$46.98

Hannah Sidebottom

$31.32

Kiira Gavralas

Sending love to your dad and your fam xxx

$20.88

Grace Birchall

Go Mim and Cint! xxxx

$20.88

Anonymous

$20.88

Lauren Hose

Big hugs to you, your Dad and all who love him. Great effort Mim xx