Adrian’s Overland Track Experience
Avid NSF supporter and creator of Facebook group “I had a stroke and here’s a happy ending” Adrian O’Malley reached an amazing milestone earlier this month, when he completed a six day bushwalk in Tasmania.
Three and a half years ago, Adrian O’Malley was a fit and healthy 34 year old looking forward to becoming a first time dad. Then with no warning, he suffered a stroke that changed the course of his life.
Unable to walk, use his right arm and hand and limited vision Adrian set himself a challenge – to increase public awareness of stroke and raise money for the National Stroke Foundation by walking Tasmania’s Overland Track.
“It’s been a long haul that started with me trying to walk the length of the hospital corridor” said Adrian “It feels great to have proven a stroke hasn’t stopped me from doing this”
We would like to thank Adrian for his inspirational efforts in raising awareness of stroke and congratulate him on his achievements, both on and off the Overland Track.
Adrian has appeared in a number of media interviews, discussing his experiences, some of which can be viewed below.