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BRING HOPE to stroke survivors today.
Being told you or someone you care about has had a stroke can be overwhelming. In the days, weeks and months after a stroke, having access to the right resources, networks and advice can bring a world of HOPE to survivors on their recovery journey.
For stroke survivors Anna and Paul, the journey to recovery has been long and challenging, and is ongoing. But with the right support and resources, and the Stroke Foundation by their side, they have both made amazing progress.
Ensure survivors have access to the resources, networks and advice they need to support recovery.
Be a F.A.S.T. Hero. Help spread the F.A.S.T. message.
The day John was struck down by stroke he was running errands for a mate. He was only34, so he didn’t think ‘This is a stroke’.
Instead, he tried to carry on with his day. He recalls, “I think back now, and my behaviour was really erratic. But I just tried to brush it off. I’m amazed I even made it home.”.
John is incredibly lucky his wife Amanda recognised the F.A.S.T. signs of stroke. She knew something wasn’t right. Amanda drove John straight to hospital with their two young children, Brock and Maddie, in the back seat. The hospital was expecting them; and John was rushed straight in for a brain scan as soon as they arrived.
Amanda’s F.A.S.T. action saved John’s life. She is John’s F.A.S.T. Hero.
Help spread the F.A.S.T. message to more Australians.
Kids have strokes too
Join us today to help fight childhood stroke.
With your support we’ll increase awareness of childhood stroke, improve treatment and care and provide better support to families.
Together we can bring a brighter future to children and families impacted by childhood stroke.
Around 500 strokes will be experienced by infants and children in Australia each year. While the numbers are small, the impact can be devastating and life-long for families.
Stroke Foundation engages and collaborates with the Little Stroke Warriors support group to determine the needs for Australian families impacted by childhood stroke.
Help stop stroke in its tracks
Imagine you see a young woman jogging. You notice she’s drifting to one side, like a car with wheels out of alignment.
She corrects her stride a few times with a confused look on her face… Then she collapses.
This is stroke, the potential killer that can come out of nowhere. Hannah was only 22 when this happened to her.
Thankfully Hannah was able to use her phone to call for help. You can read more about the life-saving treatment she received in the latest edition of the Stroke Matters newsletter. You’ll see that Hannah was in the best possible hands. Hannah received world-class stroke care – made possible by advancements from the Stroke Foundation’s own research program and your support! Thank You.