Jean’s story: How researchers helped me survive a stroke

Sep 11 2009

Tune into Radio 1233 ABC Newcastle from September 14 to 18 to hear a stroke survivor’s story.

1233 Reporter Jenny Bates will introduce you to Jean and Monty from Valentine whose lives were touched by stroke this year.

Hear how the work of the HMRI Stroke Research Group at John Hunter Hospital helped save Jean’s brain tissue, enabling her to return home to her family.

You will also meet:

  • Stroke researcher Associate Professor Chris Levi (founder of the HMRI Stroke Research Group and Director of Acute Stroke Services at John Hunter Hospital).
  • NSW Ambulance Service Northern Area Divisional Manager Allan Loudfoot

The report will be broadcast on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. On Thursday, Carol Duncan will feature another stroke expert, Associate Professor Mark Parsons.

Allan Loudfoot explains the signs of stroke that people should look out for, and how paramedics are involved in this Australian-first trial that is enabling more patients to access stroke treatment.

Chris Levi explains how clot busting treatment helped reduce stroke damage to Jean’s brain tissue.