Scalora Sisters Stride

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Our team is taking part in Stride4Stroke to help prevent, treat and beat stroke for our Dad!

On the 16th of March this year, our Dad suffered a Stroke, which changed his life and our family's lives very quickly. 

We had no experience or understanding of Stroke and it was a complete shock for us to see our larger than life father in the state that he was.

On reflection, we know that Dad was one of the lucky ones but in March this year it didn't feel that way. Dad was suddenly unable to walk, eat solid food and drink, feed himself, speak properly, shower or look after himself. As you can imagine this was seriously devastating for our family. We had never seen our big, strong, independent and happy go lucky father like this before.

Dad was INCREDIBLY lucky to be transferred from Swan Hill hospital to Bendigo within a week of his Stroke (once a bed was found for him). He was even more fortunate to be admitted to a Rehab unit with totally committed and devoted staff for 6 weeks.

Due to the unwavering efforts of the nurses, doctors, OTs, Speech Pathologists and Physiotherapists, Dad was able to leave hospital in a significantly different condition than he arrived i.e. walking on his own with a walker, eating solids, drinking liquids without thickener, speaking clearly, showering, completing self-care on his own, being able to balance and the list goes on.

While Dad was beyond excited to get back home to Tooleybuc, there had to be serious changes made to our family home to support Dad's continued recovery and the immeasurable impact that Stroke had made on his life.

Despite Dad progressing in leaps and bounds and being committed to his ongoing exercises and tasks for his physical and neurological health, his life had significantly changed.

We are so fortunate to have an amazing immediate and extended family who have all played a HUGE role in Dad's recovery and Stroke journey. From frequent hospital visits to Bendigo from Melbourne, Gippsland and Tooleybuc, shaving his beard and cutting his hair, accompanying and challenging him on his daily walks, to buying him non-alcoholic beers and helping him remain the positive and social man that he is, he couldn't have done it without them all!

We are so proud of him and his commitment to his recovery. He is an incredibly optimistic and determined man and this attitude has helped him and the rest of us have so much gratitude for him recovering to the extent that he has!

We are doing Stride4Stroke for our Dad, Paul Scalora, and all the other victims of Stroke and their families.

Stroke is one of Australia’s biggest killers and a leading cause of disability. It attacks the brain, the human control centre, changing lives in an instant.

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 our team is 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 us in our fight against stroke today by donating and helping share our story.

Thank you in advance,

Grace and Carmelina x

Thank you to our Sponsors

$515

Paul And Tina Scalora

Thank you girls! We are so proud of what you're both doing for the cause.

$250

Grace Scalora

$208.80

Gary Cutri

Great work Grace and Carmelina.

$208.80

Sam, Sandra & Crew Scalora

Great work girls

$200

Kristy Scalora

From Bart and I who have dealt with the frightening experience of stroke and are witnessing your Dads commitment to recovery, thank you for your efforts to raise awareness and funding for the stroke foundation. Great job ladies, striding in leaps and bounds. X

$150

Francesca Bulzomi

Well done a wonderful cause good luck with it all?????

$115

Tony And Melina

So proud of you both

$105.44

Cathy Jamshidi

I just wanted to be the one who got you over :) amazing effort. So proud of you this is such a beautiful cause

$104.40

Anonymous

Great cause girls!! Best wishes to your mum and dad. Not much will hold Team Scalora back!

$104.40

Nella Marx

Awesome effort Sorelli ??

$104.40

Deanne Dacey

Well done girls, I’m sure your dad is so proud of you both xx

$104.40

Nik Pell

$104.40

Carmelina Pell

$100

Rick Pell

$52.20

Lisa P

Fabulous effort for a fabulous family!

$52.20

Craig Simpson

Love you ladies!

$52.20

Vin Ryan

Well done guys!!

$52.20

Jade G

Great job Carms and Grace. Well done.

$52.20

Frank & Donna

Well done girls

$52.20

Sabrina Crosbie

Great work Carms and Grace! Such a fantastic cause and glad to see Paul going so well!

$52.20

Sue Kerlin

Amazing effort girls for a wonderful cause

$52.20

Anonymous

You go girls xx

$52.20

Jennifer Hann

This is AMAZING Gracie Girl :)

$52.20

Michelle Janssen

$52.20

Anonymous

$52.20

The Anstee's

Great work legends!

$52.20

Ben, Gretch And Clan

Well done guys

$52.20

Karen Steen

Fabulous effort ?

$52.20

Trish Mathew

Great work for a worthy cause

$50

Em Patterson

Love your work Carms and Grace! Let’s get you to that goal!!

$50

Debbie Lenon-mccartney

Well done girls ??

$50

Jack And Anna Scalora

$50

Tony Scalora’s Kk

Such a great cause and amazing effort! This was requested by Tony Scalora as his Christmas gift this year. Xoxo Tony’s KK

$50

Tony Scalora’s Kk

Such a great cause and amazing effort! This was requested by Tony Scalora as his Christmas gift this year. Xoxo Tony’s KK

$50

Trav Ledwidge

Great job Carms and Grace!

$50

Tara O’connor

Go Scalora Gals

$50

Leigh Redfern

Hugs to the family

$50

Nicole Ashby

Go team Scalora!

$50

Kel Pell

$46.98

Jane Millard

Awesome work girls ??

$46.98

Annette Exell

Fantastic effort girls, so proud xx

$46.98

Hilary Bottcher

You go girl!

$46.98

Cam Taylor

Nice work Grace! Good luck.

$46.98

Marcus Scalora

Great cause guys, we’ll done!

$46.98

Margaret Hand

Well done, Grace & Carms!

$45

Joe Costanzo

$41.76

Sandy Crothers

So proud of both of you and the strides that you are taking for an amazing cause! Well done!

$40

Anonymous

Awesome job Carms and Grace! ❤️

$40

Grace West

Love your passion! ❤️

$31.32

Kathryn Gundry

Great effort girls! Your Dad would be so proud x

$31.32

Jill Abe

Fantastic work girls!

$31.32

Bernadette Sporn

$31.32

Sandra Cameron

You’re going great! Well done Carms.

$31.32

Maree O'connor

Great work Grace and Carms. We've really enjoyed your updates.

$31.32

Serena Barker

Good on you girls! Your dad will be so proud of you both! ??

$31.32

Ebony Maltby

Congratulations Carms!! I’m very proud of you xxx

$30

Claire Sexton

You are amazing Carms. Sisters striding together xx

$30

Tara Cummins

Well done Carms & Grace!

$26.10

Tan Russell

Goodluck to you both & well done on supporting a great cause!

$26.10

Caitlyn, Tim, Declan & Tessa Bubb

$26.10

Hollie Webster

Well done Ladies!

$26.10

Hayley Mills

Well done to you both! Raising money for a wonderful cause.

$25

Donna Freeman

$20.88

The Boz Family

???Amazing work girls, best wishes to your Father?

$20.88

Andie And Sam Muscatello

$20.88

Danielle Cameron

Amazing work ladies! ?

$20.88

Adelr Henderson

Great work girls

$20.88

Helen Mccarthy

Go for gold, Grace!??

$20.88

Cheryl Smith

Congratulations Ladies and Nik! You know it takes about a month to develop a habit….. lol love to you and your family. Xoxo

$20

Anne Battersby

$20

Gail Davies