At its meeting on 8th April 2024 the Rotary Club of Port Fairy hosted guest speaker, Tommy Quick, who told us of his life's challenges since suffering a stroke at age 12.
Tommy's talk highlighted his inspirational journey's to raise monies for the Australian Stroke Foundation and his 4-points challenge - a 9000 Km ride to visit all four of the extreme points of Australia.
Rotarians at the meeting were in awe of his endeavours to overcome adversity which, apart from his 4-points challenge, also included his epic journey to walk the Kakoda Trail in New Guinea. On one of his challenges, cycling on his trike, he was struck by a car which laid him up in hospital for some time. However, he recovered and fought on to eventually complete his journey.
Having suffered a stroke at 12, he has fought tirelessly to raise the awareness of stroke in young people. Now in his 30s, Tommy has not stopped in his edeavours to enhance awareness and to raise over $150,000 for the Stroke Foundation.
His story, supported by videos of his various journeys, showed what human endeavour can achieve. At the end of his talk he was thanked by Rotarian and past President, Graeme Cox, who presented him with a small memento to mark his visit.
The extract below is from his web page...
My name is Tommy Quick.

When I was 12 I suffered a stroke and my life changed forever. What became clear to me was that this wasn’t where my life stopped.

Instead, that’s where it began!

Join me as I embark on the epic challenge of cycling 9000 kms to the four most extreme points of mainland Australia.

I’m doing this to promote social inclusion and increase stroke awareness while raising money to help stroke survivors and improve stroke victim services.

Tommy talks to assembled Rotarians.
Tommy's presentation page with various links
Tommy with RCPF Guest Speaker Coordinator, John Ellard.