: Brett Anderson of Coraki and son Mitchell, 7 with the first and second prizes of the raffle to raise money to help the family after he suffered a stroke. Photo Samantha Elley
: Brett Anderson of Coraki and son Mitchell, 7 with the first and second prizes of the raffle to raise money to help the family after he suffered a stroke. Photo Samantha Elley

Raffle funds to help stroke victim’s recovery

THE doctors told Brett Anderson that he would not be able to move the right side of his body after he suffered a debilitating stroke in April last year.

But the doctors didn't take into account the determination of Brett and wife Jeanette, who rented a neuro-move machine to help stimulate the muscles and retrain the brain.

"He's gone from not being able to move his right arm to now lifting it to his mouth," Mrs Anderson said.

"The neuro-move machine doesn't just give the patient feedback but also lets the occupational therapist know where he is at too."

The Andersons have decided to buy the machine, rather than rent it each month, and are being helped by the Coraki Village Voice with a raffle.

"First prize is a Titans football jersey signed by the whole 2014 team and framed," Kathy Barnes of the Coraki Village Voice said.

"Second prize is a Titans football signed by the 2013 team and on a rotating Perspex stand.

"These were donated by the Titans football club on the Gold Coast."

Tickets are available for purchase at the Coraki Rural Transaction Centre or by calling 6683 1662.

With only 200 on sale at a cost of $10 each, they are expected to sell fast.

"We'd just like to thank so many people in the community for their help," Ms Anderson said.

"We are incredibly grateful for everything."



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