According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the leading cause of disability and the fifth leading cause of death in the US. One out of six people suffer a stroke sometime during their lifetime, and someone has a stroke every 40 seconds.
Having had a stroke and written a novel about a woman who has a stroke, I’m passionate about raising awareness. Although I’ve written a number of posts about stroke, the following are some I consider the most important:
- National Stroke Awareness Month: My Stroke – the Beginning
- National Stroke Awareness Month: My Stroke – The Next Three Days
- National Stroke Awareness Month: My Stroke – the Aftermath
- National Stroke Awareness Month: Stroke Risk Factors and Symptoms