Raising funds to support the families of children dealing with the effects of stroke.
Area: Eastern suburbs
The story so far
Strokidz is a group that was formed on 2005 to provide peer support for children and families affected by childhood stroke. Being parents of children who have suffered a brain injury, we are well aware of the wide ranging effects and the medical conditions these children inherit, along with the emotional roller coaster parents take in obtaining information about their child’s diagnosis.
At the RCH & the Monash Children’s Hospital we provide a comfort bear for kidz that have suffered a stroke and a bag containing an information booklet, pen, note pad and model of a brain.
Our main fund raising is via the RCH market stalls and donations.
What we are working on
Stroke forum @ the RCH bring together Parent’s, Doctors, rehab specialist, OT’s and a guide to the NDIS. Also providing entertainment for the attending kids so mum & dad can relax and listen to the guest speakers.
We are working on having a movie day @ the RCH for the Kids & a coffee and catch-up for the parents.
A new story & illustrated book that help’s the school class mates of children that have had a stroke understand about what has happened to their friend.
Looking at a new comfort bear as our current bear “Ollie” is no long made.