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Henry Winkler

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Drop cap Henry Winkler, actor, director, author and philanthropist, is partnering with National Stroke Association to celebrate caregivers during National Family Caregivers Month this November.

Henry’s mother suffered a stroke in 1987 and lived with the results for more than 10 years. Her challenges after her stroke included upper limb spasticity and limited use of her left side. Even though she received extensive therapy, her recovery was minimal and very difficult. Henry watched as she struggled and lost her joy. To date, he feels his most challenging role was being a caregiver to his mother after her stroke.

Today, Henry helps raise awareness about upper limb spasticity. Upper limb spasticity is a debilitating condition which results in uncomfortable muscle stiffness and muscle tightness in the elbow, wrist and fingers. Approximately 40 percent of stroke survivors suffer from this condition.

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Faces of Stroke campaign is supported by funding provided by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Allergan, Inc., Medtronic, Inc., Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Acorda Therapeutics, Inc., and Genentech Inc.

Henry Winkler, actor, director, author and philanthropist, is partnering with National Stroke Association to celebrate caregivers during National Family Caregivers Month this November.

                Henry’s mother suffered a stroke in 1987 and lived with the results for more than 10 years. Her challenges after her stroke included walking difficulties, upper limp spasticity and limited use of her left side. Even though she received extensive therapy, her recovery was minimal and very difficult. Henry watched as she struggled and lost her joy. To date, he feels his most challenging role was being a caregiver to his mother after her stroke.


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