Summary: Tommy Quick, a stroke survivor from Melbourne, is nearing the end of his 9,000-kilometer journey on a recumbent trike to educate Australians about stroke in young people. He had a stroke at the age of 12 and was struck by a car during his first attempt at the ride in 2021.
Tommy Quick, who experienced a stroke at the age of 12, is close to completing his remarkable journey across Australia on a recumbent trike. His goal is to raise awareness about stroke in young people. After waking up from a five-week-long induced coma, Tommy faced significant physical and mental challenges, losing his love for sports. However, in 2018, he embarked on this adventure to conquer mainland Australia’s four extreme points. By doing so, he aims to emphasize that stroke can happen at any age, with up to 500 babies and children in Australia experiencing it each year.
During his journey, Tommy was hit by a car in South Australia in 2021, suffering a shattered pelvis and a broken leg. Despite these setbacks, he remained determined to continue and complete the challenge. The journey has raised over $100,000 for the Stroke Foundation. As Tommy nears the end of his expedition, he expresses mixed emotions, anticipating relief from the physical strain but also expecting to feel emotional when he reaches the finish line. Moving forward, Tommy’s family aims to continue advocating for improved support for stroke survivors and to raise a million dollars for the Stroke Foundation.
Tags: stroke survivor, trike journey, raising awareness, young people, Australia, physical and mental challenges, shattered pelvis, Stroke Foundation