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May is National Stroke Awareness MonthMay Is National Stroke
Awareness Month

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

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Wyatt David

Thanks 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

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Lisa Foster

The effects of Lisa’s stroke were lessened with quick treatment. Find out why that quick treatment nearly didn’t happen.

» Read Lisa's story

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Dan Hetrick

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 story.

» Learn 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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