Nick's stroke rehabilitation fund

In January  2016 I suffered a massive stroke at the age of 52 due to high blood pressure. I had spent the day out and about walking through Sydney. At the time I was the primary carer for my mother who was very ill, with lung disease. It was around 1 am when I found myself on the floor and unable to get up. Luckily I had my mobile phone and called my mother who was asleep in the next room so she could call an ambulance.

I was put in an induced coma and after a few weeks of attempts at bringing me out the Doctors told my family that I would never wake up.

My mother then passed away shortly after I woke from my coma but at the time I couldn't comprehend what was going on.

A  couple of weeks later I opened my eyes for the first time and from there it has been a very slow recovery. I had severe cognitive deficits. I was completely paralyzed and slowly I began to move my right arm followed by my right leg. 

At the age of 54, I am currently living in an aged care home meant for the elderly and frail as there are no other places that can accommodate my needs as I require constant care.

I have undergone physiotherapy but am still unable to get myself out of bed. I need to be hoisted in and out of my wheelchair each day. I require much more intense therapy than the NDIS can provide.

I really miss spending time with my son, family and my nieces and nephews. They do come to visit me regularly but wish I could be more a part of their lives like I used to. I don't want their memory of me being stranded in a nursing home.

The human body is an amazing thing and my brain is doing all the right things and slowly I am able to do more but I need more help maintain momentum and to build strength to become independent again.

My mind is willing but my body isn't as yet and without more frequent therapy.

Thank you for your help.
  • Ruby Lindberg 
    • $50 
    • 29 mos
  • John Vlahos 
    • $150 
    • 41 mos
  • Dora Nagy 
    • $50 
    • 41 mos
  • Julie Nunn 
    • $160 
    • 41 mos
  • Stavros Karvelas  
    • $100 
    • 41 mos
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Nick Stathis 
Chatswood NSW
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