30 January 2018

Ten years ago, Karen was at the pinnacle of her career. Having travelled the world and climbed the corporate ladder, she had secured a coveted CEO position. Weeks later Karen’s life changed dramatically when she had a stroke.

As a result of the stroke, Karen found she had very limited mobility on the left side of her body and that her brain function was impaired. Karen initially required around the clock care and doctors suggested that she would never walk again.

With the support and compassion of Able Australia’s Supported Independent Living service and Lifestyle Choices program staff as well as Karen’s own determination and resilience, she has since made significant progress. Karen is now mobile and able to live a more independent life within the broader community.