Hello, my name is Caleb, and I survived a major stroke!

Basically, I went from 24 to 84 overnight...

After my stroke I was isolated lonely depressed anxious

So, I reached out to other survivors...

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and started creating a safe space...

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for empowerment & connection.

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Since the, I've worked with...

  • Stroke Association of Victoria
  • Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment – ASSBI (Prof. Jacinta Douglas)
  • Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health (Prof. Julie Bernhardt)
  • STROKE 2018 Conference
  • OT Australia Conference 
  • Hunter Medical Research Institute
  • NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence
  • Flinders Medical Centre Stroke Support Group 
  • South Australian Stroke Survivors 
  • Barwon Stroke Support Centre ‘Will2Walk’
  • La Trobe University 
  • Australian Catholic University
  • Monash University 
  • Deakin University “Sexual Lives and Respectful Relationships”
  • KIDS Foundation 
  • Monash Children’s Hospital 
  • Accessible Inclusive Geelong
  • NOVELL Redesign
  • Heads Together For ABI
  • Occupational Therapy Australia
  • L’ Oréal Australia
  • BUPA
  • Stroke Foundation
  • National Disability Insurance Agency
  • ABC News Australia
  • plus more…

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The type of stroke I had was a Grade 5 Subarachnoid Haemorrhage (the highest grading of the rarest form of stroke).

It was caused by a rare brain abnormality that had gone undetected — called a Dural Arteriovenous Malformation (DAVM). 

Initially I was in an induced coma, fully ventilated and I spent over a month in the ICU.

I awoke to discover I’d lost the ability to walk, talk, swallow, see, or breathe on my own.

I forgot to mention I also relearned to sneeze. Did you know you can do that?! You can relearn how to sneeze!!

Anyhoodle, this is where my journey to recreating my life began. 

As you well know, the path to rebuilding yourself can be an incredibly isolating trek.

Each of the roads I have travelled have led me here — to creating  and to meeting you!

I’m hoping you’re here to join the rest of us – in rebuilding your life and connecting with peeps who get you.

This is a safe space – where all of us who are touched by trauma – can have a voice. 

It’s a space for you to share your stories and express your thoughts.

Make yourself at home.

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