may is national

stroke awareness month

A stroke is a brain injury caused by an interruption of the blood supply to the brain. 

"According to the Centers for Disease Control, only 3 out of 5 people in the United States are aware of all major stroke symptoms and know to call 9-1-1 when someone is having a stroke. There’s more work to do – let’s make it 5 out of 5!" - Brain Injury Association of America

American heart association

American stroke association

"Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States... Stroke is the No. 2 cause of death worldwide..." - American Stroke Association website

Created in 1998 as a division of the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association does work devoted to positive change around stroke research, policy, and education.

education

my stroke of insight

Written by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor who experienced a stroke, the book My Stroke of Insight may be helpfulfor those that have experienced a stroke, their loved ones, and those that work with people who have experienced strokes.

Don't Leave Me This Way

Or, When I get back on my feet you'll be sorry

"Julia Fox Garrison refused to listen to the professionals she called Dr. Jerk and Dr. Panic, who - after she suffered a massive, debilitating stroke at age thirty-seven - told her she’d probably die, or to Nurse Doom, who ignored her emergency call button. Instead she heeded the advice of kind, gifted Dr. Neuro, who promised her he would “treat your mind as well as your body.”" - Amazon website

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