American Heart Association

“Cruise for a Cause” makes wedding dream come true after stroke

Will Folk and Holly Harrison’s lives were full and their future was shiny. The two were busily building their careers, setting up a new apartment and planning their wedding.

Those plans did not include stroke.

But it happened. On Valentine’s Day 2013, Harrison collapsed on the bathroom floor at work from […]

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One-third of young people who survive a stroke lose independence

One-third of people who survive a stroke before age 50 are unable to live independently or need assistance with daily activities 10 years after their stroke, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

About 10 percent of strokes occur in 18- and 50-year-olds.

“Even if patients seem relatively […]

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Inspiration for stroke survivors stitch by stitch

Artist and stroke survivor Eugene Brown gave a special gift to the American Stroke Association on Friday — an intricate tapestry representing his journey through stroke recovery and the inspiration he received from the association along the way.

The American Stroke Association commissioned the piece last year, which Brown presented […]

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: She overcame a stroke; her sister didn’t, stoking her passion to educate others

Enduring what she thought was a crushing migraine, Bethany Calley left her job at the sheriff’s department and headed to the store for some medicine. She was making her way across a parking lot when “it felt like my head exploded.”
“It felt like thick fluid was running through my […]

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: Stroke survivor turned beauty queen raises awareness wherever she goes

Karen Dionne and her fiancé Michael were busy making breakfast one morning in March 2007 when her head started to hurt. Dizziness and extreme exhaustion quickly set in. Then she noticed she couldn’t feel her left foot.

Soon, she couldn’t feel her entire left side.

Michael immediately recognized her classic symptoms: […]