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My husband Stephen had a stroke 5 years ago at the grand old age of 48. He had all the classic signs of stroke - droopy face, couldn't lift his right arm (was completely paralysed on his right side at the time), had no speech at all and yet one of the paramedics didn't believe he was having a stroke because he was "too young" and instead of organising a helicopter to get Stephen quickly to a stroke unit so he could access FAST treatment they transferred him to our local district hospital. Stephen could not access any of the amazing clot busting technologies available at the time because it took us too long to get to a stroke unit. As a result he spent 8 months in hospital and rehab and recovery is still occurring and will continue for many years yet. He as been left with right sided hemiplegia and our nemesis APHASIA. The Stroke Foundation has been an amazing advocate for rural patients getting access to the best treatment and it is hoped that some of the research trials that have now been funded by the federal government after much lobbying by the Stroke Foundation might improve outcomes for working age adults who suffer strokes. Still awaiting the miracle cure! Never give up!
I am taking part in the Stroke Foundation’s Stride4Stroke to help Fight Stroke!
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, I 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 me today to support me 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 my Sponsors
Brett & Tania Woodruff