A cancer diagnosis and a prolonged and intensive confinement to hospital can take an immense toll on a young adult’s life. Thanks to the Dry July Foundation, the amazing people who abstained from drinking throughout Dry July and the contribution of a number of community fundraisers, The Alfred has been able to implement a new adolescence and young adult’s breakout area and provide a space where they can relax and act their age.
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Trevor Parker was a much loved and valued member of his community. Trevor sadly passed away after sustaining burns to almost 70 per cent of his body when fuel ignited as he refilled a generator on his property in Chiltern. In an effort to bring about some good in the aftermath of the accident, Trevor’s family, including his wife Bernadette, have become great supporters of The Alfred. They have also become strong advocates; helping to promote safety messages throughout the region and raise awareness of the potential for burns injuries which could be sustained in their unique working environment and home life.
Never underestimate the profound impact you can have with the choices you make. The Alfred Foundation’s inaugural publication – Impact – provides us all with the opportunity to reflect on the fantastic projects and activities we have been able to implement at The Alfred over the past year, thanks to the wonderful support of people like you.
On behalf of the team at The Alfred Foundation, have a safe and happy festive season
Each year, there are more than 475,000 Australians living with the aftermath of stroke. However, despite this figure, Alfred stroke specialists say there continues to be a lot of public misunderstanding about what a stroke is and why it is so important to recognise its symptoms as soon as possible.