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It’s been hard and emotional but I thought  it’s time to write up about my stroke.

On 11th May  I woke up thinking it was going to be another normal day.  Some running around in the morning before arriving to start work that afternoon. Before starting my shift at work site Metro Tunnel and I made myself a hot chocolate, I went to the table and put the cup down and that’s when it all started, I knocked the cup over and those around me asked if I was ok, I couldn’t answer them as by this stage me speech had gone. There was a work mate  behind me trying to ask if I was ok but then realised I wasn’t.   He then realised I wasn’t and called another work mate Frank who went in gear realised that I was having a stroke then got my cousin Sab there and first aid who did what they could do until the 1st lot of ambulance staff got there which was then given blood thinners and they got the stroke ambulance who once I was on board did a CT scan which showed them the blood clot and had a better understanding than on how serious the situation was. As they worked on me on the ride to the Royal Melbourne they rushed he straight though to the operating room and successfully removed the blood clot and that’s why am here today. When I woke up I didn’t know where I was and the nurse said everything is fine.  When they put me in the ICU I saw Grace and my girls. I dont remember much of the 1st 24 hours.  I was then told I had a stroke and and then the following morning Grace and the girls were told that I will make a full recovery. I could not move my rightside  of my body. The first two nights I cried to sleep thinking I won’t make  a full recovery.  I woke on the Sunday morning I promised myself that I will walk again and go back to work.  So we tried to walk on Sunday morning and I couldn’t stand up. The next day I started to take small steps by that afternoon I was walking around the ward  unassisted. By the Tuesday morning walking solo was the easiest part, next was learning how talk, read and write just like when I was a toddler. After 6 days in hospital I was sent home to begin my home therapy.  From nurses, Physio, speech therapy and OT  for 21 days I was going to prove them wrong  that I will beat the odds. It was frustrating to do the things that I could do before hand  with ease but as I am head strong it was my mission that I wasn’t going to struggle for long.  This was going to be my biggest mission. My hard head and stubborn nature I myself and those around me I will back to work within 3 months but smashed it in 8 weeks.  Each day I feel better and stronger and yes I have the days where I struggle but then I remember thats just part of the recovery process. I feeling heaps better and now I have different lease on life  life.  I would like THANK Ambulance  Victoria, Royal Melbourne Hospital and the stroke ambulance.  To Grace, Ava  , Sophia , Cousin Sab, Munja,Cashy, family and friends on saving my life and being a constant in my life. Thank you to everyone that has messaged, phone and came to see me it has made my recovery go faster?Just remember go to the doctors to get a check up.

F     Facial 

A.   Arm

S.   Speech

T.    Time

Our team is taking on the challenge of Stride4Stroke and raising funds for Stroke Foundation!

Hi there, we are taking on the challenge of Stride4Stroke and raising funds for Stroke Foundation to help prevent stroke, save lives and enhance recovery.

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 us.

Thank you to our Sponsors

$520

Vince Lamanna

$120

Tim Pocock

$105.50

Marko Franin

$105.50

Cdp & Co Pty Ltd

Sebba i hope this small donation helps you achieve your target

$105.50

Wooooo

For life, brother!!

$105.50

Anthony, Cristina And Zara

Great cause! You have shown so much determination and strength toward your recovery !!

$105.50

Horizon Finance Group Pty Ltd

Good on you Sab. You are an inspiration mate. Keep going

$105.50

Stefani And Daniel Franco

Well done Sab!! You are doing amazing things :)

$105.50

Margarita Gregov

$105.50

Frank And Kathy Peric

$105.50

Furnari Famil

$105.50

Matthew Furnari

$100

Lina Di Conza

Well done Seb an inspiration!!

$79.13

Paul Mulheron

$79.13

Silvana Vassallo

Keep advocating!!!! Xx

$52.75

Tony Aiello

Very inspirational Seb!

$52.75

Graziella And Marc Arena

Well done Sab!! 👏❤️

$52.75

Natalie Watkins

Good job Sab xx Nat and Brad xx

$52.75

Angela Long

$52.75

Vince & Maria Leonardis

$52.75

Josie And Vinny Basile

Keep up the good work :)

$52.75

Aurelio Vecchio

$52.75

Michael And Agata Leonardis

Keep going sab!

$52.75

Frank Piccione

Keep fighting, love that you are raising money for this cause. Good luck

$52.75

Amber & Anthony Bennett

$52.75

Melissa Anderson

Well done Sab x

$52.75

Melanee Jardine

Good work Seb - all the best Mel, Rob and family x

$52.75

Robert Davin

Well played Sab

$52.75

Scott And Rachael Hayse

So proud of you for sharing your story and raising awareness. Love us Hayse’s xx

$52.75

Domenic Nesci

Best of luck & hope many others donate to this cause.

$52.75

Sam,maria,ashton & Lyla

Your a fighter mate

$52.75

Elisa & Daniel Siliato

$52.75

Chris, Connie, Lily And Evelyn Arena

Well done Sab hope you smash another goal!

$52.75

Tina Strangis

$52.75

Tim Campbell

$52.75

The Dunne Family

Well done Seb!

$52.75

Natalie Arena

Legend 👏👏

$52.75

Goce Aleksoski

$52.75

Dina Carter

$52.75

Sandro Furnari

$52.75

Craig Polidano

$52.75

Craig A

$52.75

Shane And Mary Calthorpe

Great work in raising awareness.

$52.75

Antoinette Amaru

$52.75

Michael Calnan

Great work mate

$52.75

Silvana Caccetta

Thank you Sabastian for sharing your story. Your courage is an inspiration to all who know you. Your motivation extends beyond personal goals to include the well-being of your family, a testament to the strength of your character and the love you have for those closest to you. Wishing you continued recovery.

$52.75

Marielouise Leonardis

$52.75

Mark Vendramini

Love to see ya doing so well Saby

$52.75

Sua Lilomaiava

You’re a trooper my brother 💪

$52.75

Mick & Josie Procida

$52.75

Tasele Tiatia

Love ya uso❤️

$50

Ross Patamia

Kicking goals Sab.

$50

Luna Rose

$50

Anthony & Josie Lanza

We can all learn so much from your experience, thanks Sab!

$50

Vince Tedesco

$50

Antonio And Grace Costa

You’re a superstar Seb!

$31.65

Nicole Spargo

Keep up the great work Seb! Also in memory of my mum who had a stroke at the age of 42 (back in 1982). Changed our family’s lives for the worse. Medical advances have come a long way since then. However there is always more work to be done.

$31.65

Kelly, Chris, Nicole & George

Great work on the recovery Sab!

$21.10

Kate And Paul Garoni

Well done Sab

$21.10

Megan Barnes

So glad you are one of the lu my ones

$21.10

Vera Iaccino

You are an inspiration!

$21.10

Meagan And Jason Ward

Well done on all the work you are doing to raise awareness. All the best to you, Grace and the girls

$21.10

Piccione Family

Good to see you recovering.Good luck with fundraising

$21.10

Olga Massouridis

Well done Seb on recovery and spreading awareness 👍 Ross, Olga and boys

$21.10

Frank Lamacchia

Keep going LEGEND You’re doing such an amazing job 💪🏼👏🏼💙