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Live Well After Stroke Appeal
“On the outside I was fine, but internally I was falling apart.”
Liz’s words are powerful because they reveal a devastating truth – that for many stroke survivors the road to recovery can be lonely, it can be frustrating and at times it can be terrifying.
When Liz had a stroke at the age of 33, her life changed in an instant.
While Liz has made a wonderful physical recovery since her stroke, people couldn’t see what was happening inside. For months after her stroke, Liz was wracked with the fear that at any moment stroke would strike again.
Read more about Liz’s story here and find out how your donation can provide vital support and resources to survivors like Liz to live well after stroke.
Stroke Crisis Appeal
“It could have, it should have, happened so much quicker”
Lynne is talking about the time it took to get her mum, Judy, into life-saving surgery after a stroke. “It was nearly five hours by the time she went in for surgery.”
Although Judy had the stroke in hospital, it was in the early hours of Saturday morning. The hospital didn’t have protocols for clot retrieval surgery on weekends. With every minute’s delay parts of Judy’s brain were dying.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. Read about Judy and Lynne’s story and find out how you can help demand that every Australian has access to critical treatment after a stroke.
Thank you for standing with us in the fight against stroke
2017 has been an exciting year at the Stroke Foundation – Australia’s First Stroke Ambulance hit the road, we delivered more than 63,000 health checks as part of Australia’s Biggest Blood Pressure Check, we published the No Postcode Untouched report into stroke in Australia, finalised new clinical guidelines for stroke management, completed a new acute stroke audit and so much more.
The most important thing is that it’s all been made possible by the contributions of our amazing supporters. Thank you. We’re so grateful. Your support has played a vital role in helping the Stroke Foundation pursue our mission to prevent stroke, save lives and enhance recovery stroke. Read more about what we achieved in 2017 or to make a donation.