MacyLee Smedley interview

What does it mean to you to be named a finalist in the Stroke Awards? 

I feel proud of myself because I did something that helped other people.

Why is supporting the Stroke Foundation/raising awareness about stroke important to you? 

This might sound silly but I wanted to raise awareness so that others don't suffer like I did.

What motivated your fundraising to support the stroke community? 

The doctors helped me so I wanted to help them back.

What do you hope your fundraising will achieve?

They could spend it on saving other people's lives. 

What is one thing you would like people to know about stroke?

I want them to know that it isn't something everyone goes through, I was lucky that I survived.