Sara 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).

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

Patrick Tuttle

Best of luck Sara. My own Dad (now deceased) had a stroke many years ago. Your Dad is an inspiration for all.

$104.40

Andy Harding

Well done Sara. Big love to you and the family.

$104.40

Elise Parker

Well done Williams family! I’m sure your Dad is so very proud oxo

$60

Anonymous

Such a great cause Sara! Sending lots of love from London xoxo

$52.20

David Hume

$52.20

Lisa Izmirian

More than happy to help beautiful girl.

$52.20

Sara Williams

$50

Genevieve

Sending lots of love! Gx

$46.98

Tayla Motu

You’ve a real life Angel. Always putting so much good back into the world x

$46.98

Venita Overton

$46.98

Emma Myers

Legends! Love ya!

$45

Rosie S

Such an important cause, will be thinking of you all on all of your many strides this month (and striding along with you all the way from the UK)! Xx

$40

Harry Koiza

$31.32

Josh G

A very worthwhile cause! Wishing you, your dad and your fam all the best! ?

$31.32

Stephie Gardner

Amazing Sarsie! All the best with your fundraising efforts. Sending lots of hugs to you and your family. Your dad sounds like such a resilient and inspiring man. Wishing him all the best with his treatment xxx

$31.32

Grace Pittar

Lots of love to you all xx

$26.10

Amy Young

Sending our love from the UK, Sara x

$26.10

Elise Reid

Go Sara!

$26.10

Eve

All the love and wishes xxx

$15.66

Hannah Campbell

Such an important cause Sarah, all the best to the Williams family! x

$10.44

Kate M

Important cause! Well done!