Stroke Recovery Digital story Project - Written by the mob for the mob
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In July of 2015 Fatmoon Studios hitched up the horses and set out for North Western NSW to have conversations with local people from Narrabri, Tamworth and Toomelah and record stories about stroke recovery. We were a winning team with the talents of local Stroke Unit Manager Rachel Peake, the award-winning nurse Mary-Anne Dieckmann and the ‘Tall in the Saddle’ charms of Aboriginal Mental Health Co-Ordinator, Joe Miller. The rivers flowing through the North West were a suitable metaphor for stroke and led us to communities along the Peel, Namoi and Macintyre rivers…....
Coral and Bill
On the banks of the Namoi River overlooking the footy grounds that Bill knows so well, we spoke to Bill about his stroke and the long road to recovery. With a ‘tough love’ stance delivered with a desert dry wit, Coral’s eyes twinkle as she tells us ‘you don’t get no sympathy coz you’ve got a growly woman.” Hilarious and heart-warming, we’re welcomed into their journey of Bill’s road to recovery.
Watch their story here
Tales from the Toomelah Community
On the verandah of the family home in Toomelah, Delphine talks with brother Norman and sister Elaine about her stroke recovery and how it has affected the whole family. Watch her story here.
Digital storytelling is used to engage with people to tell their own stories. Aboriginal Elder, Aunty Pam, talks about her own stroke recovery story - watch her story here.
Audrey talks about her experience of stroke and her road to recovery. Part of a digital storytelling project in collaboration with Tamworth Base Hospital - watch her story here.