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Stroke Awareness

Excerpt of Article on the 6abc Action news (WPVI-TV) website

2015-0502 Stroke Awareness Month

Knowledge is power: 6abc and Cooper Neurological Institute are pairing up for Stroke Awareness Month. Each year, more than 130,000 Americans die from stroke: that’s 1 in every 20 deaths. Even with survival, the lasting effects of stroke can be debilitating. Understanding the signs of a stroke are key: the quicker a stroke-sufferer is treated by a doctor, the lower the risk of developing a long-term disability. Knowing the acronym “FAST” may save a life. Additionally, healthy eating habits and regular exercise can prevent a stroke from happening. Together, we can use some brain power to raise stroke awareness.

2015-0502 Stroke Symptoms

F.A.S.T. heroes are ready to spot stroke signs and call 9-1-1 at a moment’s notice. They may have the power to make a life-and-death difference or make the difference between a full recovery and permanent disability. You can be a F.A.S.T. hero, too.

I highly recommend you Read More. This post is contains only the first part of a very informative article. The remaining portion is well worth reading.


Thanks to 6abc and Cooper Neurological Institute for sponsoring and possibly co-authoring the article; American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for contributing to the article; Google for helping me find the article; and all the people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible for me to include the pictures and text I used in this post.

Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.

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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.