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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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Help raise funds for vital stroke research

Did you know they keep patients awake during brain surgery to remove clots? Incredible, isn’t it?!

The surgery is called endovascular thrombectomy. It’s one of the most exciting medical advancements in stroke of our generation! And it saves lives.

Advancements in medical research save lives every day. And the truth is you never know when the next breakthrough might save your life, or the life of someone you love.

Stroke survivor Melissa wasn’t expecting to be lying on an operating table, awake while a surgeon operated on her brain, saving her life.

Innovations in stroke treatment can’t come a moment too soon for people like Melissa. Or perhaps you, or even someone you love. When we asked Melissa what she’d say to donors, this was her reply… “If I could say anything, it would be that I got to come back and live my life. I have stroke research and the generosity of people like you to thank for that!”

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Help stroke survivors find their voice

Stroke can turn your life upside down. When the losses are huge, like movement or speech, it is vital to ensure stroke survivors don't feel trapped in their body... Nor silenced.

When mum, wife and nurse Shannon suffered a massive stroke in 2018, it affected the part of her brain that deals with language and speech. Even after intensive rehab, Shannon still struggles with aphasia and verbal dyspraxia – the ability to coordinate the movement of the muscles used during speech.

Or as she tells it, “I knew what to say but I couldn’t get the words out.”

Your support today will provide critical funding for our world-leading StrokeConnect programs. Every gift will provide StokeConnect support for survivors like Shannon, when it is needed most. Please help survivors find their voice after stroke. Please help us ensure no stroke survivor goes unheard.

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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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