Dr Robert Tonge's Story
Dr Robert Tonge
Medical Research is very near and dear to Dr Tonge’s heart. He witnessed the devastating impact of stroke on many families during his time working as a paediatrician in public hospitals. He then sadly lost his mother to a major stroke and admits to being a bit anxious about having a stroke himself.
Dr Tonge knows how debilitating stroke can be and this has inspired him to leave a gift in his Will to the Stroke Foundation. “The Stroke Foundation has made some enormous advances in the fight against stroke and no gift is too small,” he said.
Dr Tonge has thoughtfully left a portion of his estate to several charities, including the Stroke Foundation in the hope that he can continue to encourage and support improvements in stroke care and treatment, long into the future. Dr Tonge believes that we are at the cusp of making huge breakthroughs and his gift will be helping the Stroke Foundation to shape advances in stroke prevention, treatment and care.
Dr Tonge has shared his plans about including modest gifts to a few of his other favourite charities with his family. Knowing that he will be supporting his family and the community in the future gives Dr Tonge peace of mind. “I am aware of the delicate fabric of humanity and the importance of holding each other together.”