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Stroke Month: Survivors Among Us

by Michelle Z. on Monday, May 27, 2013

Most of us have been touched by stroke. We all have a loved one or a friend who has had a stroke or whose life has been affected by stroke. This includes American Heart Association President Donna Arnett, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., who is a stroke survivor herself. And, she is also the first stroke survivor to lead the organization in its nearly 90-year history.

Dr. Arnett decided that during stroke month, she wanted to share her own stroke story to help raise awareness. Donna is sending an important message to other survivors: that stroke is largely treatable and beatable. To read more about Dr. Arnett’s story of having and surviving a stroke at age 27, please click here.

Stroke is the 4th leading cause of death and the leading cause of long-term disability. It is also largely preventable, treatable and beatable disease. Thank you for another successful stroke month and together, we can end stroke! To learn more about our current efforts to improve every person’s heart health and ways to prevent stroke, please visit our You’re the Cure Action Center.

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