Annabel Boyers

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I’m taking on the challenge of Stride4Stroke and raising funds for Stroke Foundation!

Hi guys, I'm taking on the challenge of Stride4Stroke and raising funds for Stroke Foundation to help prevent stroke, save lives and enhance recovery. 

As many of you know I had my first stroke 10 days after the birth of our 2nd daughter Bonnie. I had a straight forward natural birth but unfortunately what we’ve called “the perfect storm” resulted in all four arteries in my neck dissecting (kinda not compatible with life) followed by several small strokes in my cerebellum and occipital part of my brain. I was readmitted to hospital 72hrs before my stroke with high blood pressure, I was already showing signs of neck dissection at this point (headache, sore neck) but was told my pain was due to breastfeeding and sleep deprivation. 

It was 12hrs after my discharge that I had my strokes in my sleep at home. I woke being unable to walk and slurring my speech. I continued to have small strokes in hospital as my medical teams debated over the administration of my intravenous blood thinning agent vs risk of bleeding. These subsequent strokes then affected my vision and balance. 

I was lucky, I have made what I would say a 99% recovery. There are things I can’t do and symptoms I still experience but I can still work, drive and care for my family. 

This is why I am partaking in the Stride4stroke challenge. Strokes can happen to anyone, at anytime. Never in my wildest dreams at the age of 32 would I see myself as a stoke survivor.

Did you know stroke is one of Australia's biggest killers and there is one stroke every 19 minutes, even though more than 80% of strokes can be prevented? 

Stroke doesn't discriminate; it affects anyone, anytime, even unborn babies. It claims more lives than breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men. Even more distressing, around 600 Australian children experience stroke each year.

Your support can make a significant difference, and I kindly ask you to help me reach my fundraising goal by making a donation. It only takes a minute, and any amount you can give, no matter how large or small, will go a long way in supporting Stroke Foundation's vision of a world free from disability and suffering caused by stroke.

With your generosity, the Stroke Foundation will be able to:

Prevent Stroke: By empowering a greater proportion of adult Australians to recognize the modifiable risk factors for stroke, we can increase their chances of preventing stroke and living healthier lives.

Save Lives: Your support will enable hospitals and healthcare providers across Australia to enhance their capabilities in stroke care and rehabilitation services, ultimately saving more lives.

Enhance Recovery: By reaching out to those affected by stroke, the Stroke Foundation ensures that more Australians can access reliable information, resources, and essential post-stroke support, promoting a better recovery journey for stroke survivors.

Your donation will directly contribute to these critical initiatives, bringing hope, assistance, and improved outcomes to stroke survivors and their families.

Thank you for your support. Your generosity means a lot to me.

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


Kim Van Der Rijt

What a good cause ! Very very glad you survived your terrifying ordeal


Trevor The Tradie

I’m so glad you’re still here x


Vanessa Webster

After all you have been through and what you have achieved, you are the perfect person to fundraise for the awareness and prevention of strokes


Justin Healey

You are an inspiration Annabelle! Congratulations on all you have achieved despite such huge obstacles and for your active participation in this initiative.


Chris Webster

Love you Belly xx


Louise Burton

Annabel, you have been so courageous and an inspiration to all of us .. thank YOU


Carlo Yuen

You’re an inspiration!!!


Bel Boyers


Oliver & Bonnie!

Inspirational! Go get 'em Annabel!


Jo Mcdonald

Dear Annabel, You have come through a terrifying experience with courage and strength, you are an amazing woman. Sending much love Jo & Phil ♥️


Samuel Boyers

Go Bel!


John Stephen Quain

Every good wish,Annabel Stephen and Jen.


Rochelle Bye

Go Boyers!


Penny Bowden

Proud of you Boyers, and grateful every day that you’re here and well 💛


Madeleine Tancred

Good luck fabulous girl


Annette Boyers


Sophie Gazzoli

Great cause Boyers - keep moving! Xx


Mel G


Jacqui Crothers

Push on John!


The Kings

Go Girl! Thanks for sharing your story and creating awareness about strokes in young people <3


Elle And Hilly

You’re a superwoman Annabel! We love you


Jade & Matt Valenti

An incredible recovery Annabel & so glad you’re still with us. Love you loads xo


Amelia Boyers


T Ryan

Proud of you and love you so much. X


Ashling O Donnell

Love you Belly xx


Paulette Ferrier

So glad you were one of the lucky ones!!!


Michelle Power

What an almost insurmountable challenge you’ve overcome! An inspiration. Thanks for raising awareness for a great cause… I learnt a lot from reading your page. Xx


Andrew Rowan

Too much to live for doll! Love ya ❤️❤️


Alice Thomas

What a woman! Love your face xxx


Jess Bendeich

Get it done Bel! You are an absolute legend x


Farah Fataar

Brave strong woman Annabel! You have all my support xx


Dominique Brownrigg

You’ve overcome so much! We love you!


Alex Bush

Greta cause Annabel X



You are my constant inspiration for happiness and positivity Annabel 🙏


Alistair Webster


Rachael Hart

Big loves Bella, a cause close to your heart x


Juanie Diaz


Rosie Hamilton

Great work!



Unstoppable! Inspirational! Team Annabel always!