Saran was busy juggling a career in a successful software company and family life with three children when she had a stroke in 2013. The 38 year old experienced complete paralysis on the left side of her body and still has minimal sensation from her face to her left foot.
With dedication and the support of her family and team of health professionals, Saran has made significant gains in her recovery. She is determined to continue with therapy and explore new avenues for treatment.
Saran is passionate about raising awareness within the general community that stroke is an issue that effects all people regardless of age. She would like to see increased access to research trials and advocate for greater funding for stroke research. Saran is a member of Stroke Foundation Consumer Council and a StrokeSafe Ambassador. She also runs Young Stroke Support Group in South Australia, YESS SA and speaks at Occupational Therapy workshops for students.