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Help survivors be their best me after stroke

We all deserve the best when it comes to critical treatments; and the best in rehabilitation care. And, of course, this is especially important when it’s for ourselves or our loved ones.

However, in our community, almost a third of people struck by stroke aren’t even admitted to a stroke unit. And even more miss out on crucial rehabilitation.

Setten was an active husband and father when he collapsed in his kitchen. At the relatively young age of 46, Setten had his stroke. And the road to recovery has been challenging. Setten recalls, “After three months in hospital all my muscles had deteriorated. I was fairly fit, but I just lost all ability. I wasted away, dropping twenty kilos.

You can imagine it can be overwhelming trying to find the pieces of yourself again... to put yourself back together. But Setten is determined. He has set himself the goal of being able to walk again, and hopes to return to work.

Read more about Setten’s story here. Or donate now to support stroke survivors in their recovery.

Thank you for standing with us in the fight against stroke

We’ve had a big year here at the Stroke Foundation, and we couldn’t have done it without the support of everyday Australians like you. It is only in partnership with compassionate people like you that we are able to make an impact. 

In fact, it is you who is “powering” our work and it is you who is making it happen. Thank you. When you donate so generously to our work, you’re changing the landscape of stroke prevention, treatment and care in Australia. 

Every gift makes a difference to all those impacted by stroke – survivors, carers, family members, researchers and health professionals. This is why we are so grateful for your support. Your generosity allows us to work every day to prevent, treat and beat stroke. 

Find out more
about how your support helped to make a difference in 2018. Or make a donation to supporting the Stroke Foundations vital work.

One Stroke. Many Faces.

Helen suffered a stroke which caused right side paralysis and loss of speech. Thankfully her sons, George and Michael, knew the F.A.S.T signs of stroke, recognised her symptoms and called triple zero (000) for an ambulance. Their actions led to fast diagnosis and treatment. Helen, was rushed to hospital and given urgent clot dissolving treatment to restore the blood flow to her brain, saving her life.

But this was just the beginning of Helen’s stroke journey. Recovery from stroke can be a long and difficult journey. Stroke changes everything. For everyone. Helen, George and Michael’s challenges have continued since Helen returned home.

Read more about Helen’s story here. Or donate today to support families like Helen’s survive the ordeal of stroke.

 

Help keep StrokeLine alive

Have you ever found the courage to ask for help, only to find there was no one to ask? We would never want this to be the case for a stroke survivor.

StrokeLine is the only dedicated help line for people affected by stroke in Australia. Over the next year, it will cost $318,412 to run. And without your help today, we can’t keep vital support services like StrokeLine going.

We need your support to help bring hope and put the specialist care of a Stoke Foundation health professional alongside stroke survivors in their recovery journey. Stroke survivors like Dan Englund, an energetic carpenter and dad from Queensland who was struck down by stroke. Read more about Dan’s story or make a donation here.

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.

Read more about childhood stroke

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