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National Stroke Association
National Stroke Association

September 2012

Brain Alert Goes Monthly

We have a lot to share with you! Starting with this issue, Brain Alert will be in your inbox each month.

Want more survivor stories? Need more info on post-stroke conditions? Let us know how Brain Alert can help you at newsletters@stroke.org.

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Tell Your Stroke Story on Video

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Faces of Stroke aims to bring attention to the personal side of stroke and educate about important stroke facts through personal stories. Now, you can share your story on video! Your video will become part of the Faces of Stroke Stories Video Playlist, and the most popular videos will be featured on our website and through social media and email.

Not sure what to say in your video? See what stroke survivor and former TV weatherman Mark McEwen has to say and join him. 

Get instructions on how to submit your video.

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Transportation After Stroke

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Getting around can be a challenge after a stroke. Living After Stroke: Transportation will give you solutions to transportation problems, plus how to find resources in your community, what questions you should ask and how to pick the best option.

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When Caregiving Is Stressful

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If you’re a caregiver for a stroke survivor, you know that caregiving can be challenging. iHOPE: When Caregiving Is Stressful will give you ideas on how to de-stress and replenish your energy. By following five simple steps outlined by Jane Hamilton, RN, MSN, you will be able to take care of yourself first and get back to being the best caregiver you can be.

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Award Winners Chosen

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Winners in the second annual Raising Awareness in Stroke Excellence (RAISE) Awards have been chosen. They will be honored at the Downtown Aquarium in Denver on Oct. 19.

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Our Wii™ Winner 

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Congratulations to Kevin Anderson from Ferndale, Calif., who won a Nintendo Wii™ with Wii Fit™ Plus in National Stroke Association’s Facebook Wii Giveaway. Kevin, a stroke survivor, has been using his new Wii to help with rehab. Hear him talk about his recovery and how the Wii has helped him.

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"Without any warning and with the force of what I can only imagine a gun shot feels like, I collapsed.” –Joshua C., stroke survivor

Read Joshua’s story of stroke and recovery in the Faces of Stroke℠ gallery.

Web Conference on Disability

Register for the Allsup True Help Disability Web Expo, Thursday, Sept. 27. Talk to experts, get info on benefits and community resources, and share  ideas and concerns.

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Healthcare Law
and You

How does the federal healthcare law affect you and your family? Find out.

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Annual Report Online

Review our financials and read about our successes in our 2011 annual report, now available online.

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Corporate Alliance Board Members

Chairman level
Allergan, Inc. • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Genentech, Inc.

Executive level
Medtronic, Inc.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company/Pfizer Inc. Partnership

Director level
ACORDA Therapeutics
Avanir PharmaceuticalsLundbeck
Patterson Medical

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