Caroline Brady

Caroline Brady

The 2.6 Challenge

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Target£0.00

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My story

[p]Hello! [/p][p]My name is Caroline. On 17th January 2020 at 37 years old, I suffered an Ischemic Stroke. [/p][p]I've chosen to take part in the 2.6 challenge and my challenge is to run 26 miles over the month of May. [/p][p][b][i][u]My Story[/u][/i][/b][/p][p]I was at work that Friday morning at a local Health Club and I was teaching an Abs Blast class. During the class around 9.15am my speech started to slur on certain words. I continued the class until it finished at 9.30am. [/p][p]Between classes (I was about to teach 30 mins HIIT), a member came over and told me I needed to sit down and that I wasn't well. I tried to brush it off saying I just felt a bit dizzy. She went to reception to tell them I couldn't teach & another member went to get a member of staff who was in the gym. [/p][p]It all happened quite quickly, I sat down, the emergency alarm had gone off for me and there were staff around me. I didn't lose consciousness and after sitting for about 25 mins I got up and walked to an office where I stayed for about 30 mins and seemed okay.[/p][p]My colleague was about to drive me home around 10.30am but when we got in the car my speech started slurring again. My colleague got me back inside and work called 999 to get paramedics out to me.[/p][p]When they arrived, again my speech was okay. After the usual tests, about 30 mins and my colleague repeating that my speech had gone slurred they started doing a few stroke assessments. I managed to do everything. [/p][p]They took me to the local hospital.[/p][p]I arrived here around 11.30am, the doctor saw me, I'd been for a chest x-ray and he asked me to explain what had happened.[/p][p]Around 1.30pm I was given an Aspirin. When I tried to drink it, it was dribbling out of the left side of my mouth. My partner tried to sit me up and I realised I couldn't move the whole left hand side of my body. I couldn't move my arm or leg and couldn't sit myself up. [/p][p]I was rushed to LGI in Leeds where within an hr I was in surgery having a Thrombectomy to remove the clot. [/p][p]I had had a Spontaneous Carotid Artery Dissection, which is a tear in the inner lining of your artery in your neck. This caused a clot which went to my brain. [/p][p]I was in surgery 4.5 hours. It took a while because my artery had collapsed so they had to fit a stent to get through to remove the clot. [/p][p]I was in hospital 11 days including 3 days on the Brain Attack Ward in LGI and Oakdale Ward in Harrogate. [/p][p]I am making a good recovery. I have been very lucky and recieved extremely brilliant care by the NHS, especially the surgeon and team at LGI who saved my life.[/p][p]I have only recently started jogging in the last 4 weeks after getting to go ahead from my consultant that I could start building up. I'm slow and have only done 1 week where I did about 8k over two runs, so this will be a step up and a challenge. [/p][p]May is Stroke Awareness month. I want to share my story, raise awareness, maybe help someone else who's been through similar and raise funds. [/p][p]My chosen charities are;[/p][p]- Leeds Cares (the money will go to the Neurology Dept).[/p][p]- The Stroke Association who raise awareness & provide so much information and support post stroke. [/p][p]- Different Strokes who provide support for young stroke survivors. [/p][p][br][/p][p]Thank you for any donations and support in advance! 🌈❤🌈[/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]
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Supporters


Jun 20, 2020

Patrick and Dianne

Well done and great to see you making such a rapid recovery

£26.00

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Jun 20, 2020

Andy Cousins

Great achievement....and fantastic to see and hear of your progress. Best Wishes. Andy

£20.00

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Jun 18, 2020

Anonymous

£10.00

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Jun 18, 2020

Becky W

You are amazing Caz! So proud of you xxx

£5.00

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Jun 18, 2020

Louise, Paul, Caleb and Amelia xxxx

Well done caz!! Were so proud of you. Lots of love from us all xxxx

£30.00


Jun 18, 2020

Anonymous

Well done Caz! Love from Cine and Aubrey xx

£10.00

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Jun 18, 2020

Elfie

Amazing recovery by an amazing young lady. Great effort to fund raise And also to raise awareness.


Jun 17, 2020

Sue Perry

Hi Caroline so pleased to hear you are getting stronger each day. You are an inspiration and wishing you a good recovery. Miss seeing your smiley face. Take care and keep safe with love Sue Perry xx

£10.00


Jun 10, 2020

Lyndsey Ross and Olivia Carrington

Well done Caroline! Keep getting stronger and achieving brilliant things 💗

£20.00

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Jun 2, 2020

Anonymous

Congratulations Caroline, you’ve done amazingly well since January!!!! Keep going & keep positive! Neil, Sally & Marnie. xxx

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