Joy’s beloved husband Allen received support from the Stroke Foundation when he experienced a series of “mini-strokes”.
Sadly, Allen died of stroke two-and-a-half years later.
Joy told us she strongly believed the extra time she got to spend with her husband was thanks to research, support, and advice funded by the Stroke Foundation.
She was particularly grateful that Allen got to enjoy his 80th birthday party with his family.
Tragically, Joy also suffered a stroke shortly after her 81st birthday. She generously left a gift to the Stroke Foundation in her Will. This was Joy’s final gift, made in loving memory of Allen.