Faces of Stroke Ambassador: Pat

Faces of Stroke Ambassador: PatPat Turner, 62, is a two-time stroke survivor. Says Pat, “I had my first stroke during the night three years ago and was initially misdiagnosed by the emergency staff.” Pat did not learn that she had Afib until after her stroke.

She began a difficult course of physical therapy. The stroke had affected her right arm and leg, and she has had numerous surgeries on her leg. Pat’s physical therapy helped and now she has only minimal issues on the right side of her body.

“I had my second stroke at 60,” says Pat. “I now manage my Afib with the help of my doctor.”

Pat can be considered a typical Afib patient, since Afib is more common in people her age. She is committed to raising awareness about Afib and stroke so she can inform others about stroke risk.