Joes Fighting Spirit Helps Net National Award

Stroke Foundation

A young Deniliquin boy who defied the odds of doctors has gone on to win a national accolade at the 2024 Stroke Awards.

Joe Holden was named one of the winners of the Warrior Award at a ceremony in Melbourne last week. The award recognises children and teens (aged 18 and under) who have raised awareness of stroke, supported the recovery of a loved one, or shown drive and resilience in their own recovery.  

Joe was a fit and healthy 7-year-old at the time of his stroke in March 2020. His mum Zara says it all began with a headache.

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