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Mel is more than just a stroke survivor, she's an advocate!

by Julianne H. on Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Melody Trombly is a seven year stroke survivor.  Her husband knew the signs and symtoms and recognized what was happening.  Mel was having a stroke.  Fortunately she received care quickly and the life saving drug (TPA).  Now Mel is spreading the word so that others can live a healthy life.  Do you know the signs and symtoms?

THINK YOU ARE HAVING A STROKE? CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY!
F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the sudden signs of stroke. When you can spot the signs, you'll know that you need to call 9-1-1 for help right away.

F.A.S.T. is:
Face Drooping - Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven
Arm Weakness - Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
Speech Difficulty - Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence like "The sky is blue".
Time - Time to call 911!  If someone shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get the person to the hospital immediately. Check the time so you'll know when the first symptoms appeared

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  • Mel.Good news, thanks to all volunteer and especially

    — Nathan T.

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