Four years ago, Sue had a stroke while on a four-wheel driving holiday in remote Queensland. She was air-lifted to the closest major city by the Royal Flying Doctors Service, which was 1000 KM away in Cairns.
Now, Sue has kicked so many fantastic goals, including being able to speak again, going on a trip to Europe, and is this year planning to finish the trip that her stroke rudely interrupted.
Two years ago, 31-year-old Mel was getting herself ready for a date when suddenly a coughing fit hit. Disappearing to her room to grab a glass of water, Mel collapsed – having what was the first of several cardiac arrests.
Fortunately, Mel wasn’t alone as one of her good friends had popped by to wish her luck on her date, and hearing a loud thud called an ambulance, and then started CPR. After what seemed like an agonising 10 mins, the ambulance crew arrived and took over, rushing Mel to hospital. Across this next short period, Mel’s heart would stop again, needing to be restarted by a defibrillator 7 times.
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