$618.11
I’m still standing - Surviving a Stroke Stroke Foundation
I’m still standing - Surviving a Stroke
$618.11
Stroke Foundation
I’m still standing - Surviving a Stroke
I’m still standing - Surviving a Stroke

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335 days ago, Anouska created this page in support of Stroke Foundation.

With the help of TEAM #FIGHTSTROKE, Anouska gave everything:

  • Shared their page with everyone they could.

  • Received 27 donations from generous family and friends.

  • Raised $618.11.

My Story

A year ago, if someone had asked me what a stroke was I can honestly say that I wouldn't have been able to answer that question. Let alone identify the signs of a stroke. Now as a 28 year old stroke survivor i know first-hand that a stroke regardless of age or lifestyle does not discriminate.

On the 29th of June 2017, I suffered a dissection to my left Vertebral artery (which is a major artery that supplies blood to the brain). This resulted in a blood clot to form and shoot off to my Cerebellum causing me to have a stroke. I experienced severe headaches, vomiting, dizziness, back and neck pain, double vision and a lack of co-ordination.

The next day I presented at the emergency department was put on a drip, told I had food poisoning and sent home. I spent the weekend in complete agony with headaches that no matter what pain medication I took would not subside. Finally, on Monday morning I had had enough. I went to the doctor who was reluctant but sent me for a CT scan. It was not until then lying on the table, watching the many radiographers through a glass window (in what can only be described as in a panic) that i learnt my fate.

The last year has had its ups and downs with me coming to terms with what is my new normal. But i am getting there and realise how extremely lucky I am to still be here today.

The stroke foundation is a cause I am extremely passionate about. There aim is to prevent stroke, educate communities and also provide support to those affected by stroke.

So i have decided to do the Bridge to Brisbane charity run to raise money to further future research and support.

Anything you can give would be much appreciated to help make a difference.

With love,
Anouska

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TEAM #FIGHTSTROKE

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In 2018 there will be almost 56,000 new and recurrent strokes, that is one stroke every 9 minutes.
Stroke is one of Australia's biggest killers and a leading cause of disability. It kills more women than breast cancer and more men than prostate cancer.
With your support the Stroke Foundation will partner with the community to raise awareness and work to prevent, treat and beat stroke.
Please join our team #fightstroke today!
Remember, as soon as you raise your first $50 you will receive your #fightstroke running singlet to train in and wear on the day.

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TEAM #FIGHTSTROKE

Blob

In 2018 there will be almost 56,000 new and recurrent strokes, that is one stroke every 9 minutes.
Stroke is one of Australia's biggest killers and a leading cause of disability. It kills more women than breast cancer and more men than prostate cancer.
With your support the Stroke Foundation will partner with the community to raise awareness and work to prevent, treat and beat stroke.
Please join our team #fightstroke today!
Remember, as soon as you raise your first $50 you will receive your #fightstroke running singlet to train in and wear on the day.

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