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Life after a stroke:
tapping new superpowers


David Kenyatta had a stroke when he was just 38. Hypertension runs in family and strokes killed both his mom and sister. Kenyatta now keeps close tabs on his health and is proud to be a stroke survivor.

 

Simple steps to prevent a stroke

  • Get active: Walking for 15 minutes each day can help promote healthy blood pressure.
  • Fiber up: Getting an additional 7g of fiber each day can help keep a healthy weight and reduce buildup in blood vessels.
  • Stop smoking: Tobacco usage accelerates clot formation by thickening blood and increasing plaque buildup in arteries.
  • Eat smart: A diet rich in brain-healthy snacks like walnuts, avocados and other omega-3 boosting foods can reduce the risk of stroke.

Stroke signs & symptoms

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the primary cause of permanent disability in the United States. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of Americans can recognize the signs of stroke. Let’s change that. Minutes matter when the first symptoms of stroke appear. Getting care within three hours of experiencing your first symptom means you have a much better chance of making a full recovery. Knowing how to recognize the symptoms can save a life. Watch the “BE FAST” video below. If you or someone you know is experiencing stroke symptoms, call 911.

Stroke risk assessment

Anyone can have a stroke. Learn your risk factors by taking this assessment.

Extraordinary stories

Real people. Real stories. Real healing. 

Mike O’Donnell

Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit and a race against the clock. Read more.

 

 

Angel Gonzalez

Doctor to soldier: ‘Carry on’. Read more.

 

 

 

Iram Quezada

The 14-year old that didn’t let a stroke stop him. Read more.

 

 

Suzannah Preisendorf

A mother overcomes amazing obstacles to hold her first born. Read more.

 

 

Don Soltis

From crippling stroke to 14,000-foot summit. Read more.

Diana Rogers

Stroke prevention: new procedure goes against the flow. Read more.

 

 

Jim Cohen

First, stroke recovery. Next, Jim Cohen pedals across the U.S. Read more.

 

 

Marty Gordon

Musician is back to strumming after suffering a stroke. Read more.

 

 

Cynthia Joi Towner

Young stroke survivor spreads the word about rehabilitation and recovery Read more.

 

 

Roger Jorgensen

After a stroke he walked 4,300 miles. Read more.