#teamsturrock

Our Total Team Activity

570Kms

Our Goal

700Kms

Our Story - The First Week

On the 21st of May 2017, our dad suffered a double stroke. He was having lunch at this sisters house with mum and suddenly looked vacant, with one side of his face beginning to droop. Thankfully Aunty Julie was aware of F.A.S.T and acted very quickly. You may not be aware but the faster you act with stroke, the better the outcome.
An ambulance was called and once at hospital they done a CT scan which confirmed a clot in the frontal lobe of the right hemisphere of his brain.
Upon a failed 'clot blast' he was referred to Monash for a clot retrieval procedure and a stent put into his neck, to which they found the main area of concern was actually at the back of the brain which was missed on initial scanning at the first hospital.
His brain had been through incredible trauma and swelling was inevitable. 
Overnight the swelling got very bad and the head surgeon called us in for a family meeting,
We were faced with the decision of, if we left his brain continue to swell at the rate it is currently, then we needed to go into his room and say goodbye to him as he faced imminent death.
The only way to save him would be for a decompressive craniotomy, to which if performed he may still die and if he did survive he could be severely disabled. The surgeon said the severity of damage did not align with the way Dad was responding.

'Occasionally we have a patient that completely defies the odds' were the words that came from the doctor and my word, didn't he just.

The surgery was performed, after waiting what seemed like all day to be put into theatre.
A complete success. Now they recovery process.

Dad spent a week in ICU, intubated and connected to what seemed to be a million wires.
The ICU team were exceptional, they were brilliant at communicating and kept us in the loop 100% (which can be amiss at times which made the whole process a lot more scarier)


This November, I’m taking part in Stroke Foundation’s Stride4Stroke to help prevent, treat and beat stroke!

Sadly, 1 in 4 people will have a stroke in their lifetime.

Stroke attacks the brain- the human control centre, changing lives in an instant. The impact of stroke can be devastating for the individual and the family. But stroke’s impact doesn’t need to be this great, research indicates that around 80 percent of strokes are preventable.

So, we need your help to Fight Stroke. It’s going to be a challenge, but it’s nothing compared to those who are impacted by stroke. Please sponsor our team today to support us and together we can Fight Stroke!

Your donation will help the Stroke Foundation support those affected right now and fund research to help prevent stroke, save lives and enhance recovery. Thank you.

Thank you to our Sponsors

$208.80

Marion Sitter

$154

Luke Congdon

$1 a km . Well done

$143.03

Kylie

Good work Cara xx

$143.03

Mark Busuttil

Keep up the good work guys. ❤️Buzza

$125.28

Kase Anderson

$104.40

Cass, Nate And Max Cooper

You're amazing Bree! Go #teamsturrock, love the Coopers xxx

$104.40

Natalie Gill

$104.40

Kaine Hegarty

$104.40

The Stephenson Family

$104.40

Gray Label Pty Ltd

Well done on doing this for your Dad and so many others!

$104.40

Dale Kennedy

Well done Bree, still #teamsturrock

$104.40

Marlene Sturrock

Good luck girls, we are so proud of you

$104.40

Alice Guiney

Greg is a terrific bloke, deserving of such a wonderful family. Good on you Caracas and Marlene! Keep kicking goals Greg! Love, Colin & Alice

$104.40

Lauris Jenkins

Congratulations you’re doing an amazing thing xx

$100

Isabelle Shiell

$100

Jennifer Kim And Gary Mann

Go teamsturrock xxx From the Manns.

$100

Fiona & Paul Johnson

$100

Belinda Wagg & Glenn Hildebrand

Great work Breeza!!

$100

Tracey Dean

$78.30

Janet Pascoe

Great job Cara very proud of you

$75

Hegarty

$73.08

Loana & Kismet Marino

Legends xxx

$62.64

Anonymous

$59

Kim Randle

Great cause, well done reaching your goal Much love to you and the family, Kim & Paul Randle 🥰🥰

$52.20

Katie Fox

$52.20

Nicole Walker

Good cause cara, well done 👏

$52.20

Vesna Zougras

Beautiful thing you are doing Cara. Bless you and your family xx

$52.20

Anne

Great cause ❤️❤️❤️

$52.20

George/caroline Azzopardi

You rock Bree 💞

$52.20

Kim Mcmillan

Eat the arse out of a low flying Duck xx

$52.20

Holly Dowsett

Go Breeza you little legend! Love you xx

$52.20

Brett Little

Good luck Bree!

$52.20

Azzopardi

$52.20

Jessie Mac

YOU DID IT!! So proud of you.

$52.20

Claire Heuillet

Thank you for raising awareness around this important issue.

$52.20

Brian Valentine

$52.20

Megan Auld

Go #teamsturrock!! Well done Bree xx

$52.20

Dianne Bartlett

Thank you for your extraordinary effort 🌼

$52.20

Matty

Inspirational family, showed grit and unity through adversity. From my little family to yours.

$50

Reece Johnson

$50

Christine Rogers

Go Cara. Go for a good cause.

$50

Megan Clinch

$50

Dani Lee

Go #teamsturrock

$50

Meg Rac

Crush it Girl! 👊

$50

Mandy Tramer

Proud of you girl 😘😘😘 Xxx

$50

Jodie Dawson

Well done team Cara!

$50

Natasha Glover

❤️❤️

$50

Amanda Robertson

Run Laura Run!!

$50

Fleur Thompson

$46.98

James & Rachele

Here's to a great family , Greg would be so proud of his girls 👍

$46.98

Liana Keenan

Well done for spreading your message

$46.98

Danielle Ryan

You got this hun, well done your amazing all the best xo

$46.98

Anonymous

@Bree - so proud that you are taking these brave steps and happy to support you and your family! Well done my friend

$46.98

Susan Whitehead

Great cause xx

$46.98

Vesna Zougras

Go Cara!! ❤️

$45

Laura Sitter

$40

Lana Allan

Amazing effort Cara ❤️

$31.32

Ashleigh Harmes

❤️

$31.32

Adrian Spiteri

$31.32

Daniela Totos

Amazing job Cara! You've smashed your goal for a wonderful cause.

$31.32

Helena, Ante & Marko Juric

$31.32

Carla D

$31.32

Jessie Mac

So proud of you!

$31.32

Nick Criticos

Well done on a great cause :)

$31.32

Lana Ruban

❤️

$31.32

Melissa M.

Fantastic effort mate. Wishing your Dad and family so much wellness and healing. Love Mel & Ro & Beno

$31.32

Jessie Mac

YOU HIT 50km!! Yes gurl. Can’t wait to see your peach after all this walking 🍑

$31.32

Jade Mcintyre

❤️ Jade & Neal ❤️

$30

Adam Magnabosco

$30

Tracy Morris

♥️

$30

Matthew Luczek

You're an absolute weapon CV. Couple of Worm Tea's on me when this is all done!

$30

Jessie Mac

YOU HIT 100km!! Not far to go my girl x

$30

Ray & Rita Gatt

God bless.

$30

Sam Shanks

Go Breeza and everyone in Team Sturrock - you're all legends :)

$27

Andy Jeffries

Awesome effort! Glad I could helpyou hit the big 1.2K goal

$26.10

Alison Dyson

Well done Cara ❤️

$26.10

Renee Caia

😘❤️

$26.10

Ellen Bannin

$26.10

Simone Srsen

Will do some steps with you! What a great cause. Love you x

$26.10

Mick Stahl

$26.10

Lauren Yuille

Good luck! x

$26.10

Natalie Valentine

$26.10

Lauren Tate

You can do it 👊😘

$26.10

Raychel Ricca

$26.10

Edna

Well done xx

$26.10

Yvonne Mccluskey

You’re the best! Keep on walking!

$25

Kelly Spiteri

❤️

$25

Eden Sinclair

Love your work babe, keep it up!

$25

Daniel Mcmahon

Go Breeza!

$20.88

Lina Wright

Great cause, Great effort. Well done Cara

$20.88

Lana Scinto

There's nothing more important than showing you care and helping someone else achieve their own goals in any way big or small. Good luck Cara - you can conquer anything 💗

$20.88

David Snow

On ya Breezer! Go hard #teamsturrock

$20.88

Fiona Jeka

Well done Cara, and thank you for sharing your families story!!!

$20.88

Jofir

Well done Bree

$20.88

Ashlea Wilkinson

Good luck! Xx

$20.88

Jessica Giampiccolo

So very proud of you girls for sharing your story and doing so much for a wonderful cause. Sending lots of love ❤️ xx 😘

$20.88

Michelle Searle

$20.88

Aimee

Go Bree xo

$20.88

Theresa Prior

$20.88

Christie Delauney

$20.88

Tash

$20.88

Christie Delauney

$20.88

Becky Barnes

Go #teamsturrock you guys are legends!

$20.88

Jess H

$20.88

Channy Mcgowan

Get them glute exercises happening to avoid hip strain lovelies! <3

$20.88

Kim Dalton

$20.88

Graeme Ellis

Go #teamsturrock

$20.88

Suburban Plumbing And Maintenance

Love you! Keep up the great work.

$20.88

Sarah Fisher + Charlie Fisher

You're amazing Bree! We love you! Love Sarah and Charlie Fisher

$20.88

Dee Burns

You’re amazing!

$20.88

Holly Howes

Such an important cause! Amazing effort Bree xxx

$20.88

Blair Rohan

$20.88

Jamila Saba

Great work Cara 💙🙏

$20.88

Nicole Young

This is a wonderful thing you’re doing to help raise awareness xx

$20.88

Mel Mckee

Best wishes from the bottom of my heart xx

$20.88

Andrew Reader

Greg’s an inspiration to all of us at SOTW. Looking forward to catching up.

$20.88

Nyah Capuano

$20.88

Sarah Xanthos

Great job Cara

$20

Kate Macpherson

You girls are amazing! Congratulations on a wonderful effort in raising funds and awareness for Stroke victims X

$20

Paulla And Darren Sharples

Good stuff mate

$20

Breeza

You got this girl. Love you and thanks for always supporting my crazy ideas xx

$20

Sharlee Bradley

You got this! x

$15.66

Cassandra Evans

$14

Milly

Amazing effort!

$10.44

Cara Valentine

$10.44

Siân Hegarty

#teamsturrock all the way Xx

$10.44

Wood

It’s not much, but every little bit counts. I’ve followed your dad’s journey and have felt your pain. I hope you exceed your goal. You are a very good egg Cara ❤️

$10.44

Chelsea Virt

$10.44

Kelsee Sewell

So brave and inspiring! You go gurl x

$10

Dylan Rosenzweig

Go my lil sweet potato!!

$5.22

Anonymous

Well done Cara!

$5.22

Vanessa Torney

Good luck 😉