Walking for mother’s memory

Catherine Matthews after her walk for the National Stroke Foundation.
Catherine Matthews after her walk for the National Stroke Foundation.

The Joondalup resident experienced her first stroke 13 years ago at the age of 64.

In March this year, she suffered three more strokes and died in April.

To honour her mother, Catherine Matthews challenged herself to walk the Mt Henry and Canning bridges, a task made difficult due to inflammatory arthritis.

‘I completed the 7km walk with family and friends despite stormy weather,” Catherine said.

‘I saw the weather as an extra challenge; it was nothing compared to the suffering my mother had endured during and after her three strokes.’

To find out more visit www.strokefoundation.com.au or call 1300 194 196.