May Is National Stroke
Stroke Awareness Saves Lives
Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the U.S. However, less than one third of people in the U.S. can recognize more than one stroke warning sign. These stories reinforce why recognizing the warning signs of a stroke, plus prompt care and treatment make a difference in stroke recovery.
Meet Our Ambassadors
to quick thinking and quick treatment, Wyatt survived a stroke in October 2012. Read his story to
find out how he knew it was a stroke.
» Read Wyatt's story
effects of Lisa’s stroke were lessened with quick treatment. Find out why that
quick treatment nearly didn’t happen.
» Read Lisa's story
Read how Dan went from aspiring marathon runner
to stroke survivor in a matter of minutes and how he survived, thanks to some
people who recognized the signs and called 9-1-1.
» Read Dan's story
» Join Faces of Stroke
campaign by sharing your
FAST to quickly identify signs of a stroke.
» Learn about the
leading risk factors for stroke.
» Visit the Stroke Awareness Resource Center.
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.
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