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Bring hope to families fighting stroke

Sometimes, a young family's worst nightmare can start with something so ordinary. A child such as little Hannah, only six years of age, with a sick tummy and a sore head. Yet within half an hour, she’s violently ill… vomiting, dizzy, with a fever and chills.

At just six years old, little Hannah had a blood clot in her brain – she was suffering a massive stroke.

It's any parent’s worst nightmare. And I'm telling you about it because you may be surprised to learn that stroke doesn’t care how young you are. Stroke can strike anyone at any age. Even children. Even babies.

And when it does, more than ever, we need to help ensure parents and families have the information and support they need to fight for their child’s survival and recovery. You can bring hope to childhood stroke survivors' like Hannah and her family by donating today.

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Let's fight stroke together

Fighting back after stroke takes a team – from the support of family and friends, to the health professionals in hospital and rehabilitation, right down to the researchers working towards the next breakthrough.

Everyone fighting stroke is a hero. But even heroes need support (and stroke heroes more than most). We know the fight against stroke can be challenging but we’ll never give up in our mission to prevent, treat and beat stroke.

But we need your support to continue the fight. We can only support all our heroes fighting stroke – survivors, their families, health professionals and researchers – if you support our work.

Let’s stand together in the fight against stroke.

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Thank you for helping stroke survivors fight back

“If you can take anything out of my stroke story,” says Setten, “It’s the impact of encouragement.”

Setten means the encouragement to keep going. And the encouragement it takes to get started in the first place!

The Stroke Foundation team work day and night to provide hope to survivors in recovery – and our amazing Australian researchers are continually trying to unlock the mysteries of the brain to help in our fight to prevent stroke, save lives and enhance recovery.

And we can’t do it without the vital support of the Australian community.

The truth is, recovery is possible – even if the journey is long. With the research you help to fund, and a lot of encouragement and hard work, people like Setten can find a path to their new normal.

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Help StrokeLine answer the call

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has touched all our lives. For most Australians, social isolation and various stages of lock down have been challenging, but for those living with the impact of stroke its effects have been far worse.

Stroke survivors are one of the groups most vulnerable to the ravages of COVID-19. Australians living with stroke are at higher risk of severe symptoms and complications from the virus

That’s why our team of specially trained health professionals have been working hard to answer every call to StrokeLine. But we need your help!

Now is the time we urgently need your help to ensure StrokeLine is there for those who need it most. Please give today to keep Australia’s only dedicated FREE stroke helpline running… so we can answer the next call during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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.

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