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Stroke Smart Magazine

May/June 2008

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Gear Up for National Stroke Awareness Month

Stroke Awareness Promotional Items
Just in time for National Stroke Awareness Month this May, National Stroke Association has added several new items to its collection of promotional items, including mugs, easy grip pens, magnets, wristbands, and medication boxes. Buy something for yourself, a loved one, your circle of friends or the entire family. Go to www.stroke.org to shop online for stroke awareness items or call National Stroke Association at (800) STROKES. Prices of items range from 10 cents for a wallet card to $9.50 for a ceramic mug and up to $74.99 for a bracelet with Swarovski crystals. Shipping and handling is extra.

Smartknit AFO Liner
This summer, you don’t have to wear socks with your AFO leg brace. Instead, try an AFO liner to protect your skin from direct contact with the AFO material. Designed by brace wearer Nona Leatherwood Maxwell, this innovative sleeve covers the brace, not the leg. Go to http://www.afoliner.com/ or call (405) 245-9307. Prices range from $13.50 to $16.50, depending on size needed.

This portable ramp can be rolled up and carried with you on summer road trips so that any
house, restaurant, or vehicle can be accessed easily. Roll-A-Ramp® can be ordered in a
variety of widths to accommodate your scooter or wheelchair. For more information, go to
http://www.rollaramp.com/ or call (866) 883-4722.

Change in the Weather: Life After Stroke
Mark McEwen, a fixture on CBS’s The Early Show from 1987 to 2002, shares his stroke recovery journey in this inspiring book. In 2005, misdiagnosis delayed his treatment and nearly cost him his life. Now a triumphant stroke survivor, McEwen shares insights into his life and what he wants you to know about stroke. The book goes on sale May 1, 2008 at http://www.amazon.com/, http://www.bn.com/ and at your local bookstore. Price is set at $26.

Aphasia ID Card
June is National Aphasia Awareness Month, the perfect time to make sure you have the tools you need to communicate in public. This aphasia ID card is a great start to developing your toolkit. The card can be used to introduce yourself as a person with aphasia - to waiters, cashiers and neighbors. Go to http://www.aphasia.org/ or call (800) 922-4622 to buy the ID card for $1 or to order a free resource packet that includes the ID card.

Easywear Jacket by Janska
This jacket is soft, warm, lightweight, washable, and easy to get on and off. The EasyWear jacket can be worn by men and women. To order go to http://www.janska.com/ or call toll free (866) 452-6752. The price for the jacket is normally $89, but through the end of September, StrokeSmart readers can get a discount of 15% off any purchase over $40. The code is strokesmart.

The product descriptions included in Gear & Gadgets are for informational purposes only. A product’s inclusion in StrokeSmart does not imply endorsement by National Stroke Association nor does it guarantee the reliability or safety of the products listed.



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