Kathy had a stroke when she was 47. It changed her life in many unexpected ways. Read more about Kathy’s story.

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Every 19 minutes, another Australian has a stroke. They’ll be our sisters, husbands, daughters, dads and best mates. They’ll be people with dreams, responsibilities, work and interests they love, and families who love them.

By leaving a gift to Stroke Foundation in your Will, your legacy can protect what matters most to future generations of Australians. Your extraordinary gift will help researchers unlock the mysteries of stroke. It will fund vital research to make sure Australians who will be impacted by stroke have the best possible recovery. And it will make sure the research breakthroughs keep coming - until we beat stroke once and for all.

  • “Stroke research changed my life.”

    Kate lives in regional Victoria. She and her husband Jed are parents to Charlotte and Mason. 

    At the age of 34, Kate suffered a stroke. 

    Kate was flown to a Melbourne hospital where she received world-leading clot retrieval treatment – a procedure pioneered here in Australia with the help of Stroke Foundation supporters. 

    “I remember landing on the hospital’s helipad and being wheeled inside. The next thing I remember is waking up in recovery,” Kate said. 

    “The clot retrieval treatment had been a success. I realised I could speak and use my right side. This moment will be forever etched in my memory. Nothing in the world could beat it! I’ve been given a second chance.” 

    Thanks to research, Australians like Kate are much more likely to survive a stroke than ever before – and live better lives afterwards. 

    Developing new treatments for stroke takes years, if not decades, of research. This is why ground-breaking research depends on the long-term funding provided by Gifts in Wills, and the generosity of kind people like you. 

You too can help create a future where having a stroke doesn't mean losing the things you love - your health, lifestyle, dreams, and the people who matter most. Get in touch