Thank you all for your generous donations – Stroke Recovery Trial Fund has just made our first donation of $25,000 to Griffith University’s School of Medicine to enable to start of the Perispinal Etanercept clinical trial for Stroke to commence within the next couple of months! Watch our website for updates: http://strokerecoverytrialfund.org/research/clinical-trial-information/
Your Donation Is Essential and Urgently Needed Fellow Australians – like many of you, I have personal experience with the devastation that is typical following stroke or brain injury. My son, Joel, at age 3, had a severe acute brain injury, and our lives would never be the same. For more than 20 years he was confined to a wheelchair, unable to walk unassisted. His doctors said there was no treatment. Although there was no treatment in Australia – I never gave up hope! Sadly , medical breakthroughs are few and far between and often, their significance is overlooked at first. Australian Nobel Laureate Barry Marshall comes to mind, as does Dr. Semmelweis, whose discovery that handwashing reduces maternal mortality in childbirth was ignored for decades in Europe by the entrenched medical community. And now -the world is just discovering that a new breakthrough for treatment of chronic stroke and brain injury has been made in America.
As a community we now have a unique opportunity to help bring that treatment to Australia. Your donation (large or small), to make this happen without delay, is urgently needed.
The reason I am involved in this is simple: My son, Joel, was given treatment in the USA in 2014, and it has changed our lives forever. Now, for the first time in more than 20 years, he can walk unassisted, and he is better in 1000 other ways; all from a simple injection which only takes minutes. See the YouTube video of his progress. Since then I have been in touch with dozens of others whose lives have been changed by this treatment. I want it available to all Australians who need it, including those without the means to travel to USA. This unmet medical need in Australia is critical. There is no comparable treatment available. Joel, like dozens of other Australians traveled to USA to receive this treatment, after seeing the results of the treatment on a special episode of 60 Minutes. To make it widely available in Australia, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials must be done. These clinical trials are enormously expensive. The first such study, at Griffith University on the Gold Coast, has been approved but it does not have sufficient funding to begin. This is why your help, and the help of all Australians, is urgently needed. Your donations to the Stroke Recovery Trial Fund will be primarily used to fund the Griffith University Clinical Trial.
Please see the Perispinal Etanercept Action Group website for further information about the treatment, other success stories, and information about the Griffith University Clinical Trial. We are a fully approved charity in Australia and donations $2 and over are tax deductible.
Please donate (below) to get this clinical trial started this year and get your tax-deductible receipt emailed to you! Thank you for your kindness!
Dr Coralie Graham RN, B Sc (Hons) Psych, PhD , PGTT (Managing Director SRTF)
Donations of $2 and over are tax deductible (ABN 47604632582)
You can also make your generous donation by Direct Deposit from your own online bank into the
Stroke Recovery Trial Fund Account at Bendigo Bank
Bank Account number: BSB: 633000 Account Number: 154398507
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