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Trina's Story

From being a highly regarded medical scientist working on Queensland’s Gold Coast to a patient in an aged care facility, Trina Stewart hasn’t had it easy.

From being a highly regarded medical scientist working on Queensland’s Gold Coast to a patient in an aged care facility, Trina Stewart hasn’t had it easy.

The 46-year-old was cut down in her prime by a stroke that left her in a wheelchair, paralysed on the left side of her body.

“I was in hospital when the stroke happened,” Ms Stewart said. “I was on fluids as I’d had a virus. I then had the stroke and it felt like a rug had been pulled out from under me.”

After four months in hospital, she found herself living a lonely existence in an aged care facility in Brisbane.

“Any sort of display of independence was severely frowned on,” Ms Stewart said.

“I went from being a scientist working on immunotherapy to fight breast cancer to a place where there was very little stimulus; it was miserable.”

Her path took a turn for the better when she “won the lottery”, receiving a Youngcare Home Soon grant which allowed her to move into Youngcare’s Wooloowin Share House in Brisbane with three other young people with high care needs.

“It’s been a breath of fresh air to come to a place where I’m encouraged to be independent,” she said.

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