Unite on World Stroke Day to beat stroke

2013-10-29T00:00:00Z Unite on World Stroke Day to beat stroke nwitimes.com
October 29, 2013 12:00 am

This year, 795,000 people in the United States will have a stroke. That’s someone every 40 seconds. Would you know what to do if you or someone you love had a stroke?

As a stroke survivor, I’m proud to stand with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association on World Stroke Day, Oct. 29, to raise awareness for this largely preventable, treatable and beatable disease.

Please join me in teaching our family, friends and neighbors the F.A.S.T. way to learn the warning signs and fight stroke:

F – face drooping

A – arm weakness

S – speech difficulty

T – time to call 9-1-1

When you recognize a sign of stroke and call 911 immediately, people have a greater chance of getting to an appropriate hospital quickly and being assessed for a clot-busting drug or medical devices.

Let’s come together on World Stroke Day to beat stroke.

- Christine Maassel, Valparaiso

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