Tracy Ward

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My target 240kms

Anyone, any age!

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!

As you all know, Stephen suffered a major stroke in August 2013.  Our lives have been changed forever.  A lot of people think Stroke doesn't happen to young people but it does.  Stephen was not even that young in comparison to some stroke victims.  We have friends whose babies have had strokes!
 
Sadly, 1 in 6 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, 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

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Prue Salter

Best wishes

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Dean Zarif

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Anthony

Good luck Tracy

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Krik Bendall

Hi Tracey, Stephens on the road to recovery, so you should be able to enjoy your much-needed cruise. I've just got my redundancy, so can help you if useful, eg pruning etc. BEst wishes, Kirk

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Jodie Janssen

You are such an inspiration good luck 😘

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Rachael Peak

Go girl! You can do it!

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Moya Ryan

Good luck Tracy.

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Anonymous

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Steve Carter

Have fun Tracy.

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Lyndon Thomas

Well done Tracey! A cause close to your heart and mine as well after my Mum had a minor stroke last year.

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Pam Ward

$50

Carolyn Hearn

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Kym Karaban

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Kylie

You rock!!

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Tracy Ward

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Shane Thurston

March Tracy!! March!!

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Anonymous

I love a good cause. Well done Tracy!

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Ben Hearn

We’ll help you smash out the last kilometers on the Pacific! xx

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Stella Raleigh

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Sandra Radford

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Katie Hielscher

GO TRACY!!!!!! You bloody legend! xx

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Anonymous

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Jaimie Turner

You are amazing x

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Paul Chandler

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Betty Schnizelbottom

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Bruce

Get walking!

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Michele

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Brett & Tania Woodruff

Go team Ward great job

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Tracey Laverick

Great work t. You are an amazing advocate for stroke, aphasia and carers.

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Brooke Wilton

This cause is close to my heart, troys father is also a victim of stroke! Thank you for raising much needed funds for this cause!

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Marianne Brockmann

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Stephen Doig

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Kylie Wilton

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Belinda Fancett

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Simone George

You do such amazing work for stroke awareness

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Jay-t Flack

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Claire Rozema

I truly appreciate your support and friendship. you are such an inspiration to me. xx