Steps for Stroke

Fundraiser Nathan Nguyen
Funds go to My Cause Gift Fund
$6,141 raised
100%
GOAL $5,000
68 donations
 
since Jul 2019
 
 
 
 

THE AIM
Nathan is raising awareness for brain injury and stroke in young adults by undertaking the challenge of tackling 5 mountains in Canberra during National Stroke Week (2-8 Sept). He hopes to also raise vital funds stroke research for the Brain Foundation and Stroke Foundation.

WHAT HAPPENED
Nathan suffered a stroke at the age of 29 from a workplace accident in May 2017, which left him paralysed on his left side. Wheelchair bound, he has undergone multiple surgeries and months of rehabilitation, relearning how to walk. He continues to push himself to achieve the impossible each day on his long road to recovery.

HOW YOU CAN HELP
To donate, click the DONATE NOW button. All donations go directly to the Brain Foundation and Stroke Foundation. Donations $2 or more are tax deductible.

You can keep track of my stroke recovery journey at afterstroke.org

5
updates

07
Sep
Nathan completed walk #5 at Red Hill today despite the strong winds. Surrounded by friends, family, workmates and community members, Nathan powered up the hill to finish off what has been a challenging but rewarding week. Thank you again to the tremendous support along the way, either through attending a walk with Nathan, donating online or through the constant messages of support he has received. We continue to fight stroke, not just for ourselves but for other survivors and also the community.
06
Sep
Nathan completed walk #4 climbing Mt Ainslie on Friday 6th September with a supportive group of friends and workmates walking right behind him. We were rewarded with stunning views of Canberra and parliament house. Stay tuned for the final walk tomorrow!
04
Sep
Nathan completed walk #3 at Mt Painter on Wednesday 4th September. We were rewarded again with stunning 360 degree views at the top. Nathan made a slow and cautious walk back down the mountain due to steps and steep sections along the way. A well deserved rest day tomorrow before tackling the final 2 walks.
03
Sep
Nathan completed walk #2 on Tuesday 3rd September with a support group walking right behind him along the way. With more steps to tackle on this walk, he reached the peak to be rewarded with amazing views. The 1.8km walk took just over 1hr. Onto tomorrow's walk!
03
Sep
Nathan completed walk #1 at Mt Taylor on Monday 2nd September with the support of family, workmates and new friends. He reached the peak and descended the 3.4km walk in 2.5hrs.
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$6,141 raised
100%
GOAL $5,000
68 donations
 
since Jul 2019
 
Fundraising for
My Cause Gift Fund for
Stroke Foundation
Brain Foundation
Funds donated to the My Cause Gift Fund will be split 50/50 between Brain Foundation and Stroke Foundation. The Trustees will always disburse funds to the nominated cause, however in the case that is not possible, the funds will be disbursed to a DGR charity at the trustees discretion.
About fundraiser
Nathan Nguyen
Harrison ACT
 
 

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