It kills more men than prostate cancer, more women than breast cancer and it impacts one in six Australians. The Feed spoke to young survivors of one of Australia’s biggest killers – stroke.
Emma Gaffy – www.onegirlandthesea.com
“On Christmas Eve 2003, I suffered a severe brain haemorrhage. I was left with a permanent paralysis to the right side of my body. High heels had to be replaced with boots and trusty Cons. Learning to walk, talk and eat again were just some of the challenges I experienced in my fight to regain some semblance of ‘normality’. 10 years later, I’ve realised there is no such thing as ‘normal’. That’s a good thing.”