Our Current Appeals

Investment in stroke research saved Karen’s life

You don't often hear the words “endovascular thrombectomy”, but this incredible Australian innovation saved Karen’s life.

When Karen Beaton suffered a stroke on New Year’s Eve 2016, she was lucky that her husband Paul knew the F.A.S.T. signs of stroke (Face. Arms. Speech. Time) and called 000 straight away. The dispatcher waited on the line until paramedics arrived. 

With her life hanging in the balance, Karen needed immediate treatment to survive. Thankfully, the latest innovations in stroke treatment gave her the best possible chance. Fast access to the latest treatment and best practice stroke care saved Karen’s life. Read more about Karen’s incredible story. Or to make a donation to the next breakthrough in stroke research

Live Well After Stroke Appeal

“On the outside I was fine, but internally I was falling apart.”

Liz’s words are powerful because they reveal a devastating truth – that for many stroke survivors the road to recovery can be lonely, it can be frustrating and at times it can be terrifying.

When Liz had a stroke at the age of 33, her life changed in an instant.

While Liz has made a wonderful physical recovery since her stroke, people couldn’t see what was happening inside. For months after her stroke, Liz was wracked with the fear that at any moment stroke would strike again.

Read more about Liz’s story here and find out how your donation can provide vital support and resources to survivors like Liz to live well after stroke.


Thank you for standing with us in the fight against stroke

2017 has been an exciting year at the Stroke Foundation – Australia’s First Stroke Ambulance hit the road, we delivered more than 63,000 health checks as part of Australia’s Biggest Blood Pressure Check, we published the No Postcode Untouched report into stroke in Australia, finalised new clinical guidelines for stroke management, completed a new acute stroke audit and so much more.

The most important thing is that it’s all been made possible by the contributions of our amazing supporters. Thank you. We’re so grateful. Your support has played a vital role in helping the Stroke Foundation pursue our mission to prevent stroke, save lives and enhance recovery stroke. Read more about what we achieved in 2017 or to make a donation.