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The Faces of Stroke℠ is National Stroke Association’s campaign to help bring attention to the personal side of stroke and educate about important stroke facts.

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The individual stories of those affected by stroke are what should define it in the public eye. From a teenager grappling with her new identity as a survivor to a 52-year old man who beat a diagnosis that he would never walk again post-stroke, the people participating in this campaign have become a community of inspiration. Join them.

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Browse the Faces of Stroke to preview a real and inspiring side of stroke. This gallery features stroke champions who have shared their personal experiences in the hope of bringing awareness to what it means to be affected by this disease.

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Display of the Faces of Stroke stories does not imply National Stroke Association's endorsement of any product, treatment, service or entity. National Stroke Association strongly recommends that people ask a healthcare professional about diagnosis and treatment questions before using any product, treatment or service. The views expressed through the stories reflect those of the authors and do not reflect the opinion of National Stroke Association.

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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