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Dubbo resident a finalist in 2018 Stroke Awards

While he was pipped at the post by another nominee, Dubbo resident Mal Norton, 55, otherwise known as the “Yobbo from Dubbo”, can be proud of his nomination to be a Stroke Foundation 2018 Stroke Awards Creative Award finalist.

Mal produced a country music album called “The Yobbo from Dubbo” with all proceeds donated to the Stroke Foundation and said he was thrilled to be named as a finalist after surviving several strokes.

“I’ve been burnt, had my appendix removed, broken bones and had heart attacks, but stroke is the cruellest and if my experiences can convince just one person to change their lifestyle to avoid a stroke, I’ll be happy,” he said.